A couple in Pennsylvania is facing theft charges after their bank accidentally deposited more than $100,000 into their account.
Investigators said Robert and Tiffany Williams had $120,000 deposited into their account at BB&T on May 31 through a mistake by a teller.
The couple living at a home on Cypress Street in Montoursville spent the money on a wide range of items, including an SUV and a race car all in two and a half weeks, between June 3 and 19.
“That is kind of shocking,” neighbor Nate Weaver said. “With all the procedures the banks have set up, checking and double-checking and triple-checking, there’s no way anybody gets away with that stuff.”
A police report said they allegedly used the money on bills, car repairs, cash purchases, and even distribute $15,000 to friends in need.
State Trooper Aaron Brown said that when the mistake was detected around June 20, the money was pulled from the Williams’ account, leaving them with an overdraft of more than $107,000.
The bank said that when it contacted Tiffany Williams, she promised to speak to her husband and work out a payment plan. The bank said it called the police in July after further attempts to reach the couple failed. Robert Williams, 36, and Tiffany Williams, 35, face felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
“I would check in with the bank first before I did anything,” said Robert Painton, another neighbor. “I’m not that dumb, but some people do stupid things sometimes.”
The couple is now facing felony theft charges. They got released on $25,000 bail.