A man and his partner living at a home on Cypress Street in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, have got themselves into big trouble. The couple is now facing theft charges and over $100,000 in overdraft fees after allegedly spending money that was accidentally deposited into their bank account, WITN reported.
Trouble started on May 31 when a bank teller mistakenly deposited $120,000 into Robert and Tiffany Williams account at BB&T, according to the report.
The bank later realized the mistake it made and transferred another $120,000 to the correct account.
Instead of contacting the bank to know the reason for the deposit into their account, Robert and Tiffany Williams allegedly spent most of the money in just a little over two weeks from June 3 to June 19.
Authorities said the couple bought an SUV, two four-wheelers, a camper and a car trailer with the money.
They also said the money was used on bills, car repairs and cash purchases. Along with that, the couple allegedly gave $15,000 to friends in need of money, according to the report.
KTLA reported that their neighbors are shocked!
“I’m not that dumb but some people do stupid things sometimes,” said Robert Painton, a neighbor.
“That is kind of shocking. With all the procedures the banks have set up, checking and double-checking and triple-checking. There’s no way anybody gets away with that stuff,” said another neighbor, Nate Weaver.
The bank first contacted Tiffany Williams on June 20 and told them to pay back the $107,000 in overdraft fees they incurred. The bank called again on June 21, according to the report.
Tiffany reportedly promised that she and her husband would work out a payment plan.
But court documents show that after those two initial phone calls from the bank, the couple did not contact the bank again, despite several attempts by the bank to reach them.
Robert and Tiffany are now facing felony theft charges.
KTLA reported that a man at the couple’s home said he was Robert’s father and had no idea what was going on.
Robert and Tiffany Williams were released on $25,000 bail, according to the report.