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!
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