Skip to comments.Ex-worker to pay back half of $30,000 tip
Posted on 10/31/2009 10:54:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono
SOUTH BEND, Ind.- An ex-University of Notre Dame catering employee has agreed to pay the Indiana school back for half of a $30,000 tip mistakenly deposited in her bank account.
Sara Gaspar, who received a $29,387 deposit in her bank account due to an April 17 error for a deposit that should have been $29.87, said she spent the money on bills and a new car, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported Friday.
Gasper agreed to pay the university back $16,859.79, about half of the original sum, in $50 monthly payments for about 28 years, court documents said. As part of the deal, the school agreed to drop its pending lawsuit to get the full sum back.
The Big Tip
Someone close to me worked for a bank, and this would happen from time to time. One woman, just like the woman in this story, spent the money right away, and when asked why she didn’t notice the extra money was wrongly deposited, she said, “I thought God gave it to me. I’d been praying for it...” ;-)
When I heard similar stories growing up, parents and teachers always told me that every cent would have to be paid back. Some time was granted, of course, but nothing on the order this gal received.
So she spent the money, knowing full well that it didn’t belong to her. All it would have taken was one phone call to verify that. She stole the money, plain and simple.
...and she essentially gets the whole sum as an interest free loan.
Hope she remembers to declare the money as income wit the IRS. It would be a shame if she had to pay interest and penalties on the unreported tip income.
I think I will pray for the lotto numbers...:O)
ROTFLOL GOOD GOD..:o) Don’t you just love Him...
My daddy use to say.....Never look a gift horse in the mouth...:O) God has no telephone number...
LOL good one......
Why is this money called a ‘tip’? Does the school board tip their employees?
Wow. It’s as if the university is sanctioning the theft by this scumbag Sara Gaspar.
Sums up what’s wrong with this country. She was entitled to the money in her mind, she probably quit immediately. $50/month doesn’t even cover the interest on the money and I would be willing to bet anything that she doesn’t even pay that.
Happened to me once. Around $85,000 mysteriously showed up in my checking account. I went to the ATM to see if in fact it was also credited there and not just an online misprint. It was available at the ATM too. I had no intention of spending a dime of it, but just for kicks, I kept quiet about it — wanted to see how long it would take my bank to notice the error. A week or so later, the money was still there, so I walked into the bank and said, “I think there has been a mistake. . . “ Turned out that another customer’s money had been accidentally credited to my account. It was nice dreaming for that week!
How do I get that deal? lol.
Is it that principled to not commit a crime, for which you will almost certainly get caught?
If you knew that you would get away with it or it was not a crime to steal someone else's money and you didn't do it anyway, then principles are at work.
“She looks like she’s a Muslim, head scarf and all.”
I think that is just what kids today call a “hoodie”, a sweatshirt or jacket with a hood.
Also, did you notice the window on the left side of the vehicle is not full closed? Looks like it's down about halfway. What's the purpose of having a very unique, and expensive, Mercedez Benz PopeMobile if you're going to leave a would-be assassin a clear shot through a window?
I’d want to make friends with the guy that can keep $85K in his “checking” account !!!
The real paradox in the picture is that everyone of the spectators is dressed for cold weather (sweaters, jackets, etc.). Explains the hooded sweatshirt. However, the two cops at the right of the pic are dressed in shorts.
The young lady in question is the only one I see with her head covered. I also thought the remainder of her manor of dressing looked like the Muslim women I see around town.
Maybe she’s yelling something like “Death to the Pope, the old fart!”
If memory serves, muslim women aren’t allowed out alone. Don’t see any handlers (males relatives, etc.) around her. Also muslim women aren’t allowed to express themselves that openly. I just think she’s cold.
Still doesn’t explain the two cops in shorts !!!
Sara Gaspar, who received a $29,387 deposit in her bank account due to an April 17 error for a deposit that should have been $29.87, said she spent the money on bills and a new car... agreed to pay the university back $16,859.79, about half of the original sum, in $50 monthly payments for about 28 years, court documents said. As part of the deal, the school agreed to drop its pending lawsuit to get the full sum back.Alas, I have never been so tempted or so tested by any financial institution -- not so much as a loose door on an armored car ahead of me in traffic.
He is a principled guy, BTW.
Three times this year, I've gotten home from W-M grocery shopping, to find that the cashier failed to charge me for the case of Diet Coke underneath the basket, even after I have pointed out to her that it is there.
Three times this year I have clipped the upc from the case and on my next trip to W-M, I go to the service center, tell them what happened and have them ring it up and I pay for it.
It is embarrassing to me to hear them gush about my "honesty" in the matter, when it should be the normal reaction of people. It would not occur to me to do otherwise.
My credit union, with about 150 million in assets, once credited my 300 dollar deposit as 300,000,000.
I had $100 in my account before the deposit. It’s not often you check your account balance by telephone and get told, “Your account and available balance is THREE HUNDRED MILLION, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.”
When I went to the bank, I told the manager that he could have his money back, I just wanted the 1% checking interest for the 24 hrs the money was in my account.
His un-humorous response: it was never “really” there.
Lighten up dude, it’s not like a made a withdrawal. . .
I see Muslim women all the time here in Tampa that are not accompanied by a man. I think that rule is mostly in countries where Islam is the prevalent religion. The Pope would hardly be touring a country where Islam is the main religion.
She just looks so much like the Muslim women I see here in the Sunshine State. Also, no other woman has her head covered that I can see.
Nothing like a good mystery or riddle to pass the time! Thanks.
Hmmm. Does the Pope-mobile have a Plastic Jesus on the dashboard? ;o)
I did notice that about the window. You’re right, it doesn’t make much sense Maybe the AC was on the fritz!
Then again, at least I can live with my self.
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