$31K Bank error sends teen on spending spree
An 18-year-old man went to an ATM and found his account had more money than he expected – a lot more.
So he went on a spending spree.
The problem is that the money didn’t really belong to him.
It started when a man deposited $31,000 into his bank account in Georgia.
But the bank teller took the money and put it in another account, with the same name.
The man didn’t realize the problem until 10 days later.
By then, the 18-year-old took out $20,000 in cash and spent $5,000 with his debit card.
The bank caught up with him when he tried to make another withdrawal and told him that he had to return the money.
He said he thought the money was a direct deposit that came from an inheritance from his grandmother`s estate.
A bank representative told authorities that is not true.