Couple arrested after spending US$120K mistakenly added to their account

Couple blow $120,000 accidentally put in their bank account

Couple arrested after spending US$120K mistakenly added to their account

State police say the Montoursville couple spent almost all of the money in just over two weeks.

The Williams' purchased a Chevrolet Traverse, two four-wheelers, a camper, a race vehicle and other household goods, according to the complaint.

"They also allegedly used the money for bills, auto repairs, cash purchases, as well as gave $15,000 for friends", according to Fox News.

State police say Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville spent most of the money on items ranging from an SUV to a race vehicle. After that move, the couple was left with $107,416 in overdraft fees, the Sun-Gazette wrote.

Tiffany and Robert Williams have since been arrested and are now facing felony theft charges in connection with the incident.

State troopers say Robert and Tiffany Williams failed to report the unexpected windfall to BB&T Bank. She said she would pay back the money but she stopped answering calls and had no further contact with the bank after those first two conversations, according to court documents.

According to the complaint, she told the bank that they had spent some of the money on a four-wheeler.

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In separate interviews with police, the couple "admitted to knowing the mislaid money did not belong to them, but they spent it anyway", the affidavit said.

A couple in Pennsylvania reportedly discovered the hard way that they should not have spent money deposited in their account by a banking error.

With all the procedures the banks have set up, checking and double-checking and triple-checking. They were released on $25,000 bail each, The Washington Post noted.

As it turned out, a teller at the couple's bank had accidentally deposited the $120,000 in the couple's account on May 31 when it should have gone to Dimension Covington Investment, LLC. BB&T credited the misplaced funds to the correct account and debited the amount from the Williams' account.

Nate Weaver, a Montoursville resident, mentioned he used to be jumpy by the couple's alleged actions. Tiffany said she and her husband would work on a payment plan.

Nearly like an episode of ABC's, "What Would You Do?", a Pennsylvania couple received the ultimate test.

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