21 February 2008

Things that Never Happen to Me

I never get money accidentally put in my bank account by my bank. I've actually worked in a bank before, and i've seen it; these mistakes are more common than you would think, and yes, they happen a lot. But do they ever happen to me? Hell no! I got some money deducted from my account once, and it took a good month or so to manage to convince the bank that they screwed up and to refund me. But extra cash in my favor? Noooo...

Bank accidentally gives man $5 million

NEW YORK - A man was charged with withdrawing $2 million from an account after a bank confused him with a man who has the same name. Benjamin Lovell was arraigned Tuesday on grand larceny charges. The 48-year-old salesman said he tried to tell officials at Commerce Bank in December that he did not have a $5 million account

Lovell said he was told it was his and he could withdraw the money.

Prosecutors said the bank — which advertises itself as America's Most Convenient Bank — confused Lovell with a Benjamin Lovell who works for a property management company.

The lesser-funded Lovell gave away some of the withdrawn money and blew some of it on gifts, but lost much of it on bad investments, prosecutors said.

A bit of a philosophical twister there; if the bank puts money in your account, and you spend it, is it your fault? Reminds me of one time when one of my staff members accidentally transferred 1,807,902 dinars (it was supposed to be 1,807.902; he missed the dot) into somebody's account. Thankfully we got a call the same day from the head office screaming at us at why we transferred that much money in favor of some average Joe. To say the least, we reversed the incorrect entry very damn quickly.

I don't even know why the guy from the above story was still in the country. Dude, 2 words; AIRLINE TICKET!

12 comments:

moon-light7 said...

hehehe, u see it only happens to those who don't steal money!!!!

Maya // مايا said...

I mean someguy's wife ends up in another guy's place accidently, the other man shouldn't think she's his now right?

C'est la vie!! said...

I read this yesterday...and i was thinking the same damn thing...why, why, why not me?!?!?! and I would have been in Mexico or Dubai...but not still here (U.S.)...trust me on that one ;)

Anonymous said...

INTERPOL would track your butt down if you fled with that much cash-but it's so nice to dream about isn't it? I hate those dreams where you won the lottery or something & then you wake up & have to go to work! Life can suck sometimes... :-)

Coolred38 said...

Considering my bank account is something to weep over...I have the secret wish that one day the bank will actually feel sorry for me and discreetly deposit a nominal sum...just to let me know they care.

Im just curious about all the people that find bags of money in the garbage or in the back seat of taxis....ive never found anything more than change...who are these people that lose these large amounts of money and seemingly dont miss it until someone finds it...sheesh.

ammaro said...

moonlight; should i stop stealing then?

maya; well, why did the wife end up there in the first place?

cest; i like how you think ;p

anon; dude, gimme a few million and i will disappear off the face of the earth, interpol or not

coolred; dont you just wish it worked that way? we would all be rich!

Woozie said...

He had an irrational fear of flying ever since seeing Snakes on a Plane. Oh, the horror...

Maya // مايا said...

You and your bittersweet (make that bitter) tales of cash! Get a like.. get a hootie! :P

Missy said...

SuperDuper good things like that only happen to the most idiot people on earth. =.=

moon-light7 said...

yep, that's right! stop stealing & u'll see ;-)

... u'll see that u can't keep ur mouth shut if u got that much money by accident hehe

eshda3wa said...

ana abe 5 million!

ay airline ticket
the dude could have bought himself a plane!

rosh said...

damn! Man alive, I'd be having an airline ticket to DXB - 'cause in NYC $2million doesn't get you much, and has to declared as "other" income in freakin taxes.