Couple Accidentally Receives $120,000 in Bank Account, Goes in Debt After Spending It

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Couple Accidentally Receives $120,000 in Bank Account, Goes in Debt After Spending It



A couple from Pennsylvania are hundreds of dollars deep in debt after blowing off $120,000 mysteriously sent into their bank account.

Robert and Tiffany Williams are also at risk of being imprisoned after being accused of spending the money that was accidentally deposited into their account. UNILAD says the couple was called to court earlier this month after allegedly spending two weeks draining the unexpected blessing to buy cars and even a camper.

The Williams are facing charges of theft and receiving stolen property, which appeared in the couple's bank records on May 31 due to a clerical error by a bank teller, according to police.


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Instead of reporting the error to BB&T bank—the bank that put the money in the couple's account—Robert and Tiffany went on to spend the six figures, including buying an SUV, two four-wheelers, and a car trailer, as per a New York Post report. Reports also said the couple used the money for bills, car repairs, cash purchases, and even giving away $15,000 away to friends.


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The bank contacted Tiffany regarding the mistake on June 20—the day after they had spent all the cash—and told her the money deposited had been taken out of their account, according to Williamsport Sun-Gazette, via UNILAD.

The deduction led to a $107,416 overdraft fee for the couple.


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Tiffany allegedly told the bank she would "speak to her husband and attempt to construct a repayment agreement," authorities said. BB&T suddenly had troubling contacting the Williams, prompting the bank to ask the police for help to recover the stolen money.

By late July, Robert confessed that they were aware that the "mislaid money did not belong to them, but they spent it anyway." They are now facing three felony charges of theft and receiving property, court records show. A bail of $25,000 each was posted for the couple.