Pennsylvania Couple Allegedly Spent Accidental $100K Deposit
Pennsylvania state police investigators say that Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville accidentally had $120,000 deposited into their account at BB&T on May 31 after a teller made a mistake. Imagine waking up to that notification on your phone.
When they realized what happened, instead of notifying the bank, the couple went on a spending spree, blowing their newfound fortune on things like a new SUV and four-wheel off-road vehicles, all in less than three weeks. The couple also gave money to friends and paid for bills and for car repairs, according to investigators.
After BB&T ended up noticing its huge mistake, they transferred the money to the right account and contacted the Williamses, letting the couple know that they would have to repay $107,000 they blew through so quickly.
After initial talks with the institution, Tiffany Williams said they would work out a payment plan–but then the couple cut off communications with the bank. Now, they’re facing felony theft charges.
After their arrest and arraignment, the pair was released on $25,000 bail and they each face up to seven years in prison.