One lucky Texas woman discovered her bank accidentally made her a millionaire,
A woman from Dallas was stunned to see her bank account have over $37 million in it. While the woman though she was a millionaire, it seems her bank accidentally deposited the amount. Importantly, the money was soon taken back.
Rush Balloon, a customer with LegacyTexas Bank, signed into her account and found it had $37,203,337 in it. However, the money was not hers and she could not explain it.
“I was like, ‘wow, we have a lot of money,'” she told KTVT-TV.
Bank Accidentally Made Woman a Millionaire
Because she was oncerned about the mysterious deposit, Balloon informed her husband and he called the bank.
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Sadly, the pair were not going to be millionaires for long. Moreover, LegacyTexas Bank explained it was a clerical error and swiftly removed the money. Either way, Balloon says she can now claim to have been a millionaire.
“I was a millionaire, I have a screen shot of it and I can say that now,” Balloon said. “It’s quite a story.”
A spokesperson for the bank explained the situation. Interestingly, it was a hilarious human mistake that led to the $37 million deposit into Balloon’s account.
“Our client made a foreign currency deposit into her LegacyTexas account,” the statement said.
“Due to the fluctuation in exchange rates, all foreign currency transactions must be manually entered into our system through our back office. When our client’s deposit was being keyed in, our representative entered her account number into the amount field by mistake,” it said.
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Of course, Balloon made the correct decision by informing the bank. That was certainly not the case during an incident in New York during 2010. A man discovered $5 million had been deposited into his account.
Benjamin Lovell claimed he had tried to tell his bank but still went on a spending spree. He was later charged with larceny but pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation.
What would you have done if you were the woman who found your bank had accidentally made you a millionaire?