Bank Error Distributes Wealth

Posted: April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
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ATM-glitch-gets-homeless-man-37000-in-Maine-temporarily“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”~ Socrates

South Portland, Maine… a bank customer comes up to an ATM to withdraw the amount of $140. He swiped his card, punched in his code, and then it all went crazy.

The homeless man ended up with receiving well over $37,000 in cash that he had to put it all inside of a grocery bag.

I know what you are thinking. Neither you or I have ever had that kind of luck. I mean, who wouldn’t want to put their bank card inside of an ATM machine and then suddenly have a stash of cash so large that you can’t fit it all into your pockets.

But the money was actually returned. The other bank customers were not affected by this error. And no charges have been filed against the ATM customer by the bank. A police investigation however is still in progress. autoinsurancemoneyroll150x150

The bank claimed the ATM machine was faulty and a code error distributed that much money at once.

Not every day you hear about these kinds of stories. I for sure thought that this man was going to try to take off with his newly found fortune. But he did not. He returned the unwanted portion. Or at least the parts in which he did not originally decide to withdraw.

I often think that people who are that honest should be rewarded. I’d love to see the bank or some organization throw $1,000 into his bank account for his bravery and honesty. But that’s just me.

 

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Broken-ATM-at-Maine-bank-spits-out-37-000-5376131.php

Comments
  1. umadyet says:

    I read somewhere that someone else in line at the ATM called the police when they saw what was going on. In a way that’s kinda sad. You never know if the homeless man would’ve returned it or not. As much as I agree it would be nice to help him out, he never got the chance to return it on his own.

    • Dambreaker says:

      Correct. The person behind him called the police because he was taking too long. Plus he was just stuffing all this money into a grocery bag as fast as he could, so it looked a little weird.

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