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The lesser-funded Lovell gave away some of the withdrawn money and blew some of it on gifts, but lost much of it on bad investments, prosecutors said.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