Bank transfers $120K to wrong account, couple charged for spending it

Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville, Pennsylvania accidentally received $120,000 in their bank account that was intended for a business. The money was transferred into their BB&T bank account due to a teller error.

Instead of informing the bank or the police over this mysterious jackpot, the two decided to spend all of it. In about two and a half weeks the two spent $100,000, and loaned $15,000 to friends. The couple splurged the lottery on a camper, a Chevy and a racecar.

Eventually the bank contacted them on or around June 20 after sending the money to the correct account. The bank notified Tiffany Williams, 35, that they were responsible for returning all the funds and added that the withdrawal resulted in a $107,416 overdraft because the couple’s bank account had only $1,121 in it before the accidental windfall.

Tiffany first assured the bank she would work out a repayment plan with her husband, but she eventually ceased communications,

While being interrogated separately the couple “admitted to knowing the mislaid money did not belong to them, but they spent it anyway.”

The couple now face three felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property, court records show. They appeared in court last week and posted bail of $25,000 each.

Source : Various