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Teenager gets $31,000 in bank error... and spends it

Understandable really.

A TEENAGER ACCIDENTALLY got $31,000 deposited to his account in a bank error. And then he went shopping with it.

The 18-year-old in Athens, Georgia withdrew $20,000 after he spotted the cash windfall, and also spent $5,000 on his debit card, according to police.

Sheriff’s officials say several customers at the man’s bank have the same name, and a teller mistakenly deposited the money into the wrong account on March 7.

When officers followed up the mistake, they say the teen told them that the money came from his grandmother’s estate.

Deputies told the man that the bank wants the money back, and the man said he’d try resolving the issue at the branch to avoid jail time. Authorities say the man never returned to the bank.

Investigator Doug Martin tells the Athens-Banner Herald no charges have been filed yet, but bank officials say they’ll press charges if they money isn’t returned.

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