Banking on a mistake
POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:09pm
A Georgia teen is charged with a felony for allegedly taking $25,000 that was mistakenly deposited in his bank account. Jon Shirek reports.
(WXIA) An 18-year-old Georgia man turned himself in Friday after being charged with stealing thousands that was mistakenly deposited into his bank account.
According to a release from the Madison County Sheriff, Steven Fields withdrew or made purchases totaling nearly $25,000 after a bank teller mistakenly deposited $31,000 into his account.
The money was actually for an account of another man with the same name.
Fields made several ATM withdrawals and made purchases at a car dealer, big box retailer, grocery store and fast food restaurant before the bank realized the error.
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