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Bank Accidentally Deposits $120K in the Wrong Account, Couple Spends It on Cars

Say you wake up to $120,000 in your bank account and you have no idea where it came from. The best thing would be for you to call the bank and report the error, which is the exact opposite of what a Pennsylvania couple did.
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It happened in June, when a teller for BB&T erroneously transferred $120,000 into the bank account of Robert and Tiffany Williams from Montourisville, Pennsylvania. Instead of calling the bank, Robert and Tiffany started splurging on all the things they wanted before but could never afford, including an SUV, a race car, a camper and 2 four-wheelers – one for each.

CBS News got a look at the police affidavit on the case: the two are now being charged with felony theft and receiving stolen property. They managed to spend a good chunk of the money - $100,000, to be exact – on the vehicles, some bills and household items. Priorities.

Pennsylvania state trooper Aaron Brown says that the two purchased 2 four-wheelers, a camper, a race car (he doesn’t say what kind of race car), a car trailer and made a down-payment for a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. They also paid some bills and handed out $15,000 in cash to friends in need.

When the bank realized their error about 2 and a half weeks later and contacted the Williams family, Tiffany informed them that she was aware of it but they had spent the money already. She said she was discussing with her husband a way to repay the debt.

Meanwhile, the bank transferred the full amount to the right account and put together an overdraft for the Williams family for $107,416, including overdraft fees. Then, after a couple of conversations, the couple stopped taking calls from the bank altogether, and the police became involved.

According to trooper Brown, “during the investigation, the Williams admitted they were aware that the money deposited in their account did not belong to them and that they had made numerous purchases with that money.”

The two were charged last week and had their first court appearance. They posted $25,000 bail each.

 
 
 
 
 

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