A Pennsylvania couple who had $120,000 mistakenly deposited into their bank account gets arrested after allegedly spending the money, according to a report.
Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, appeared in court after blowing the cash deposited accidentally into their account on May 31, state police said in court records.
Robert, 36, and his 35-year-old wife get arrested because of charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
BB&T Bank deposited the money into the couple’s account on May 31 due to a clerical error.
In June, the bank withdrew the full amount from the couple’s account after realizing what happened.
But, they had already spent much of the money and had an overdraft of about $107,000, police said.
Among their purchases, according to state police: a down payment for a Chevrolet SUV, two four-wheelers, a camper, and a car trailer. They also allegedly paid bills, made cash purchases, and gave $15,000 to friends in need.
The bank contacted Tiffany Williams, who said she didn’t have the money anymore, but she would talk with her husband to figure out how they might repay.
But when the couple went dark on the bank, authorities were contacted to help recoup the stolen money.
In July, the couple admitted to investigators that they had known the money wasn’t theirs but still spent it anyway, the newspaper reported.