Skip to comments.N.J. man jailed after bank teller accidentally gives him an extra $2,700
Posted on 05/18/2012 2:42:38 PM PDT by SMGFan
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But one would think it could be difficult to prove that he *knew* that it wasn't his...short of a confession or some sort of unmistakable acknowledgment.
A teller gave me $1000 too much a few months ago. I called it to her attention and she kept insisting it was correct. Uh, no, so I put it in a separate envelope. She later called in tears asking for it back because her draw hadn’t balanced. Of course, I immediately jumped in the car and returned it. That was about the only time my good deed ever went unpunished.
Hate banks - have belonged to a credit union for over 20 years.
The bank was Georgia Federal which I believe was absorbed by Nations Bank and is now Bank of America.
Unless you have rock solid proof of the theft by the bank, the assumption of error, regardless of how unfounded it is,and the financial obligation, will be on you (me, us....you know, the little folk.).
Just my experience.
Let’s see, people just picked these puppies up, didn’t notice or care that there was no place on them to write their own checking account numbers, and went ahead and deposited anyhow, and nobody pointed out the slips to the bank?
Call me mongo skeptical.
The nicest most personal bank branch I knew... was also the one where most of them were clowns. I got especially annoyed when they credited somebody else’s deposit of loose change to me when I brought in loose change. I’ve never had a screwup with any other bank’s change-counting procedure.
I’d have thought that his account was unable to cover it, otherwise the bank would have just dinged his account for the amount of the discrepancy.
Very, very misleading headline. It wasn’t the bank’s error that landed the guy in jail. It was his refusal to return the money! He’s a thief, pure and simple!
he said he lost the envelope that had the cash (at a casino about an hour away in Atlantic City, NJ)
cameras and time log on the cashed check is likely the easiest way
lot of difference in counting
plus typically a cash out that size will require head teller sign off or a pull or reup from the head teller’s drawer
yet another “tell” in tracking it down
they balance drawers every day...sometimes more than once in high volume branches ..
I deal with banks daily and write cash checks, deposit large cash and coin deposits and know a little bit about how they do it
but not like a bank employee here might
over the course of a year depositing millions in cash and writing checks for a few hundred grand I find errors...my favor or their’s
i am honest man...and I love my tellers and know them..some are old grannies...some young hotties
getting along with them helps my relationship with the bank
when i go back or call if they overpaid...they are grateful
it’s how you’re raised ain’t it?
Depends on the bank in my experience. Some have policies set by corporate that the branches cant change
Well I don’t have a dumb teller story but I do have a dumb dealer story. I was playing black jack at the Nugget in Vegas there was 5 of us at the table. I made a 50 dollar bet and was standing at 19, the dealer was showing a 5. Three others at the table were standing and one had doubled down. The dealer rolls a 3 then another 5 a 2 and a 6. The dealer called bust at 22 and paid the table. All of just kinda looked at each other not sure what to do. I played one more hand then went and talked to the pit boss and told him I’s be more than happy to give the money back. He had the tape reviewed and confirmed what we just seen happen, he told me to keep the money and then comped my wife and I a breakfast at Carson St.
That was nice of the casino.
After all things, they do have to deal with people filling out the silly forms by hand. The more poorly printed deposit slips have such a pale grey for the digit areas they can hardly be seen with poor eyesight or in poor light. So a person writes $100.00 but it occupies the space that $1000.00 would. And the teller accepts the $100.00 deposit but then keys it in as $1000.00. Why can’t cash drawers be as automated as ATMs and change making machines are? There ought to be a flag at the moment of error.
If all of that why the wrong amount to start with or is this a case of the teller working this the crook.
I use a credit union never and never have problems.
its how youre raised aint it?
Yes it is but from stories I hear many in banks were not raise like you and me.
Good point.....i dont know why