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Teen spends $25,000 after accidently getting $31,000 put into account **now updated**

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HULL, Ga. — A Georgia teenager got a nice surprise in his bank account earlier this month — to the tune of $31,000. The teen then started wildly spending the money, but after discovering the mistake, the bank wants its money back, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

The error happened March 7 when a man went to make a $31,000 deposit at First Citizens Bank in Hull. But with several people by the same name with accounts at the bank, the teller put the money into the wrong account.

Ten days later, the man who made the deposit inquired about the missing money from his account, and that’s when the error was discovered, sheriff’s deputies said.

But not before the 18-year-old man who was the beneficiary of the money had taken out $20,000 in cash and spent another $5,000 on an ATM card.

The teen tried to get more money on March 18 but was told of the mistake and to return the money, but he claimed the money came from an inheritance.

After being confronted by a sheriff’s deputy and told to return the money, the man said he would go to the bank and settle matters, but he has yet to do so. Bank officials say they will prosecute if the man does not return the money.

http://kdvr.com/2014/03/28/teen-spends-25000-after-accidently-getting-31000-put-into-account/

 

Update thanks to BonnieRay, she posted an update to the story found here http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-spent-31k-mistakenly-deposited-account-arrested-article-1.1738537

Apparently "finders keepers, losers weepers" didn't apply.

A Georgia teen accused of spending roughly $25,000 that a bank mistakenly deposited into his account has been arrested for theft, according to authorities.

The 18-year-old Steven Fields of Hull turned himself in Friday after failing to repay the entire $31,000 that materialized in his First Citizen Bank account on March 7.

In just the first 10 days of Fields' badly misjudged windfall, 80% of it was gone, according to a Madison County incident report.

Exactly $20,000 had been withdrawn in cash and $5,000 spent using his ATM card, authorities reported.

The money was reportedly spent at a car dealership, various stores and a fast-food restaurant.

It wasn't until Fields waltzed back into the bank on March 18 allegedly looking to make another withdraw that reality caught up to him.

A First Citizen Bank employee told deputies that they discovered their mistake on March 17 when the actual owner of the money, who has the same name as Fields, called asking where his money was.

Fields was confronted by the bank about the money but insisted that it was given to him by an inheritance from his grandmother's estate, according to the incident report.

When confronted by a deputy at his home, he repeated his claim but promised that he would speak with the bank to avoid possible charges. Deputies said he did not deliver on that promise.

He's charged with theft by taking, a felony charge.

According to law, Fields can be found guilty of the theft, "regardless of the manner in which the property is taken or appropriated."

 

 

 


 

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Facebook photo of Steven Fields of Hull, Georgia, who was arrested for stealing tens of thousands of dollars that was deposited into his First Citizens Bank account by mistake.Steven Fields via Facebook Steven Fields (center), the 18-year-old Georgia teen who allegedly embarked on a 10-day spending spree after $31,000 of someone else's money was deposited into his bank account, has been arrested for theft.
Madison County Sheriff's Office Fields was arrested for theft by taking, a felony according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, after he failed to return the money that materialized into his account on March 7.
The bank discovered their serious depositing error when a man with Fields' same name contacted them about the missing funds. The next day Fields walked into the bank looking for more money.
Facebook photo of Steven Fields of Hull, Georgia, who was arrested for stealing tens of thousands of dollars that was deposited into his First Citizens Bank account by mistake.Steven Fields via Facebook According to law, Fields can be found guilty of the theft, 'regardless of the manner in which the property is taken or appropriated.'


 

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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anon71
by Momma Squirrel on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:01 AM
8 moms liked this
Dumbass
DomsMama07
by Silver Member on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM
What an idiot! How can people do things like this? I would feel so guilty!
shamillionaire
by Gold Member on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM
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That's messed up. Lol banks suck!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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Haha, YOLO.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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What a dumbass. He had to have known it was only a matter of time until they caught the error.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM
He deserves what he gets. Chances are he can't pay it back right away. Obviously he had every intent to deceive since he withdrew most of the money.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

eh hes an entitled teenager, dumb one but still entitled.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM
37 moms liked this

I don't think the bank has the right to take it back. I think this should lie on the tellers shoulder, not the 18yr olds. Granted, it doesn't make it right that he spent it but it shouldn't be taken away either

Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM
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He should be arrested until he pays it back.

Irresponsible prick!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Mar. 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM
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what a complete moron.  Did he really think he could get away with this? Did he think the money fairy just happened to drop that money into his account? What about the person who made the deposit? Did he get his money?  Just another entitled teen who thinks he can get things w/out working for it.

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