Couple face charges after splurging R1.5m accidentally deposited into account

PA Couple Facing Charges After Spending Over $100K Accidentally Deposited in Bank Account: Police

Pa. couple facing charges after spending most of $120,000 that bank mistakenly puts in their account

Both Robert, 36, and his 35-year-old wife were arraigned on charges for theft and receiving stolen property in the USA state Pennsylvania. The money was supposed to go to a business account, but the bank didn't realize the error until mid-June, when the Williamses had already spent most of the deposit.

Reports mentioned Robert Williams fast police each and every he and his wife knew the "mislaid money did no longer belong to them, however they spent it anyway".

Neighbors were not surprised that the couple is facing felony charges.

Investigators said Robert and Tiffany Williams had $120,000 deposited into their account at BB&T on May 31 through a mistake by a teller.

One new SUV, two four-wheelers, a camper and one race vehicle later, their spontaneous shopping spree was complete.

They also allegedly splashed out on some home improvements, paid off some bills, gave some cash to a mate and carried out some repairs on their cars. They also lent $15,000 (INR 10,73,7040) to the friends who were in need of money.

Such is the case with a Pennsylvania couple who found themselves in some hot water after allegedly spending almost US$120,000 that had been mistakenly deposited into their joint account.

Ultimately, although, the financial institution contacted them on or round June 20 after sending the cash to the proper account.

The couple's account had an average balance of $US1,000 and an actual balance of $US1,121 before the mistaken deposit, the affidavit notes.

"[Tiffany Williams] told the bank her husband had spent a great portion of the funds and purchased a four-wheeler".

However, the bank was unable to contact the couple after that conversation. Back in 2009, a New Zealand man escaped to China after millions of dollars were mistakenly deposited in his bank account. They were released on $25,000 bail each.

BB&T bank told CNN in a statement: "While we can't comment on the specifics of this issue due to client privacy practices, we always work as quickly as possible to address any issue that affects our clients".

Nate Weaver, a Montoursville resident, said he was stunned by the couple's alleged actions.

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