A Scranton, PA couple is facing charges after allegedly spending money that was deposited into their account accidentally. And no, they don’t work at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company! (Cheesy Office reference)
According to WNE, a couple in Pennsylvania is facing theft charges and over $100,000 in overdraft fees after allegedly using money that was accidentally deposited into their bank account.
State Police say Robert and Tiffany Williams had the money deposited into their account at BB&T on May 31 through a mistake made by a teller. Instead of contacting the bank about the money, the Williams allegedly spent most of the money in two and a half weeks between June 3 and June 19.
State Police say the Williams bought an SUV, two four-wheelers, a camper, a car trailer, they also used the money on bills, car repairs, cash purchases and even gave $15,000 to friends in need.
Once the bank realized its mistake, it transferred the $120,000 to the right account. The bank then contacted Tiffany Williams on June 20 and told her the couple had to pay back the $107,000 in overdraft fees they occurred.
Neighbors of the couple were stunned and were quoted saying that they would have just contacted the bank about the error and they most certainly would not have spent a dime of that money.
The bank did attempt to contact the couple, but phone calls were never returned. The couple stated that they are going to work on a payment plan.