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N.J. man jailed after bank teller accidentally gives him an extra $2,700
NJ.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Star Ledger Staff

Posted on 05/18/2012 2:42:38 PM PDT by SMGFan

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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


51 posted on 05/18/2012 7:31:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: SMGFan

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!


52 posted on 05/18/2012 7:45:52 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: SMGFan
he said he lost the envelope that had the cash

he said he lost the envelope that had the cash (at a casino about an hour away in Atlantic City, NJ)

53 posted on 05/18/2012 7:52:16 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Ratman83; Blood of Tyrants; MaxMax

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?


54 posted on 05/18/2012 9:03:06 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: MaxMax

Depends on the bank in my experience. Some have policies set by corporate that the branches cant change


55 posted on 05/19/2012 6:44:07 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


56 posted on 05/19/2012 7:31:04 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

That was nice of the casino.


57 posted on 05/19/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: wardaddy

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.


58 posted on 05/19/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: wardaddy
plus typically a cash out that size will require head teller sign off or a pull or reup from the head teller’s drawer

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.

it’s how you’re raised ain’t it?

Yes it is but from stories I hear many in banks were not raise like you and me.

59 posted on 05/19/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good point.....i dont know why


60 posted on 05/19/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good point.....i dont know why


61 posted on 05/19/2012 1:50:33 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: Delta 21

“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.).”

I understand; that was my complaint. I understand the bank’s position (everybody would be claiming money), but they should have some kind of internal tracking to let them know when certain tellers are putting forward an unusual number of corrections.


62 posted on 05/19/2012 4:29:07 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Maybe; I’d think they wrote their account numbers somewhere on there but the bank used the MICR line anyway.


63 posted on 05/19/2012 4:32:50 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

It makes me think that the only thing that keeps all the tellers, checkers, stockers, delivery guys honest is the bosses greed. (I really try not to be so cynical.)

You are right, as long as banks have been banking, stores have been selling, you would figure that the checks and balances would be there on every level, but I assumed the same thing about my last job change and the wifes as well, but NO.


64 posted on 05/19/2012 5:14:58 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

I would think they’d have cameras wherever the night drop bags are counted.


65 posted on 05/19/2012 5:30:59 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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