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Georgia Bank Accidentally Deposited $31,000 Into A Teen's Bank Account! Guess What He Did With It!

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Imagine being 18-years-old, checking your deposit account, and finding $31,000 there!

What would you do?

Well, that happened to a Steven Fields in Athens, Georgia, and he wasted no time in spending almost ALL of the money in little to no time!

But like they say - mo money, mo problems!

The accident occurred on March 7th when a teller deposited the money in the wrong account due to the influx of similar names at the bank, and so when the victim called on March 17th - the bank called the mistaken beneficiary to get the money back.

By that time though, Mr. Fields had taken $20,000 out of the bank, and spent as much as $5,000 on his ATM card.

Mr. Fields also was adamant with the bank that the money came from his grandmother's estate. However, once a police officer was sent to Mr. Field's house - the teenager soon realized the mistake he had made.

The deputy who talked to Mr. Fields and the bank said:

"I informed Mr. Fields that the bank wanted the money back as soon as possible. Mr. Fields stated that he would go to the bank and talk with [the bank employee] and try to settle this situation without going to jail."

That would be pretty whack if Mr. Fields had to go to jail because someone else screwed up! The only problem is, it's pretty illegal to spend someone else's money, even if it's due to a mistake!

He was just young and he had some fun! Cut him some slack — he's a teenager for crying out loud!

He should just pay back the remainder and then the bank should use the massive amount of insurance we're sure it has to cover the difference for THEIR part in the whole debacle!

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27 comments to “Georgia Bank Accidentally Deposited $31,000 Into A Teen's Bank Account! Guess What He Did With It!”

  1. Really says – reply to this


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    what because he was 17 he shouldn't be held accountable, but if it were say at 27 year old you would be shaming him saying what a terrible irresponsible ass hat he is?

    Shut the fuck

  2. Responsibility says – reply to this


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    He knew exactly what he was doing; why shouldn't he be held accountable for stealing someone's else's money?! It is something we learn at a very early age, the difference between right and wrong! What agenda are you trying to push? It's ok to do the wrong thing if you're a certain age? Is that what you're going to teach your son? Smh

  3. kat says – reply to this


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    Its the banks fault for putting money into the wrong account. It's also his fault for spending money that wasn't his. Nothing is free. The bank and him should split and pay the difference.

  4. Monopoly says – reply to this


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    You can't punish him for someone else's mistake. If someone gave you the wrong change would you go back to the store to return the money? If you found some cash on the street, would you put up signs for lost money? Why would you think any differently if the bank makes an error in your favor. From an early age Monopoly taught us that was a good thing. The blame falls with the bank. The kid just thought he got an unexpected surprise.

  5. nfff says – reply to this


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    The reason he took it out so fast was to steal it. Of course you dont spent the money. You call the bank and get it cleared up. Why should anyone cut him some slack for stealing the money? Just because there was a screw up does not make it his money or his right to spend it. Perez your one of the biggest idiots out there.

  6. Anonymous says – reply to this


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    Technically, the bank is at fault. Not him. He shouldn't have to pay it back

  7. karen says – reply to this


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    Re: Monopoly – Yes, I do return the money if a cashier gives me too much, even if it means going back to the store the next day to return a penny. A lot of businesses are starting to deduct money that's short in the register from the person's salary or fire the employee. Now that their aren't many jobs around, companies can treat their employees as near a slave as they can get away with legally.

  8. Responsibility says – reply to this


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    Re: Anonymous
    It is the banks mistake however, he knew the money wasn't his and should have notified the bank instead of withdrawing 20k from his account.

  9. Cass Castillo says – reply to this


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    Re: Really

    Um, YEAH that's a 10 YEAR DIFFERENCE! You can't compare the two. I'm 27 and I wouldn't have spent that money because I know that its not mine and the bank will want it back. But at 17, what the hell do you know. That probably looked like a freaking miracle to that kid.

  10. Cass Castillo says – reply to this


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    Re: karen

    Really, you would go back to a store to return a penny? I find that hard to believe.



  11. 11

    This is just one in a long list of what is wrong with our society. Being a teenage does NOT excuse what he did. You should know right and wrong WELL before you ever even hit your teen years. This was clearly a wrong thing to do, to spend money you KNEW wasn't yours. Especially when it was that much money, and fixing it was as simple as calling the bank to say they made a mistake.

    That anyone would think his actions are in anyway excusable shows a lack of comprehension of right versus wrong.

  12. MGFunk says – reply to this


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    FDIC insured, is the bank. You don't owe them shit!



  13. 13

    Just saying I would ask questions at first then totally take that shit

  14. NoneOfYourDamnBusiness says – reply to this


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    Let me start off by saying "two wrongs don't make a right." Yes the bank made a mistake but that by no means makes it OK for this teenager to spend the money that he knows damn well doesn't belong to him. If a valet attendant gives you the wrong car you don't just drive off with it and say "this car is mine now".

  15. B says – reply to this


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    It was the bank teller's fault for putting the money in wrong account. When you are dealing with that much money, you better double check to make sure it's in the right account. What, was he/she stoned or something?
    I don't think it's his fault at all. I probably would've done the same thing, if i knew i could get away with it scott free. But I know I could do some serious time in jail, so I would turn the money in, but only bc I don't want to go to jail.

  16. ResponsibleAdult says – reply to this


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    Re: Monopoly – …when I get wrong change of course I return it. Seriously??? You don't ?



  17. 17

    That happened to me about two years ago, although in this case the bank mailed me a check which did not belong to me and I took it back to them 3-4 days later.
    I disagree, IMO he does not get a pass just because he is a teenager, he should know right from wrong at his age.

  18. Bbear1004 says – reply to this


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    Perez I am a huge fan of yours and this sit he first post that upset me. I don't care if he was a "teenager having fun". This is called fraud and it's not OK that he spent money that was cleat not his to begin with. Maybe he shouldn't go to jail but he should be punished to teach him a lesson about right and wrong. At 18 you expect to be treated like an adult so act like one!

  19. Bbear1004 says – reply to this


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    Re: Monopoly

    That's a very skewed view of morals and values. And for the record, yes I would return the difference if someone gave me too much change. No I wouldn't "put up a sign for lost money" but if I were to find 31k I would sure as hell report it to the proper authorities. There are people out there that work their whole lives to save that kind of money and they deserve to have it in their accounts. Not to be recklessly spent by someone who clearly has no concept of a dollar or how to save it once it is earned.

  20. Bbear1004 says – reply to this


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    Re: NoneOfYourDamnBusinessRe: Cass Castillo

    Well some people have morals and values that you may find hard to believe. At the en of the day we are taking about 31k not 1 cent. Don't split hairs to try to prove the point of teenage liberalism. It's sickening.

  21. lane says – reply to this


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    He will have to pay it alllll bank its not the banks fault for his stupidity. My ex had this happen took him 5 yrs to pay back the money. He had to otherwise he wld of went to jail. ITS STEALING EVEN IF IT WAS A MISTAKE!!

  22. Judge Judy says – reply to this


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    so a bank (which 'steals' money from their customers daily) mistakenly 'gives' someone money (who had believed to be an inheritance and already spent) and now they want it back? well in my opinion, the bank is legally responsible in this case. No crime of "theft" was committed. whether you would've taken the situation of the mishap differently or not is ones own business. And frankly i care more about the employee who made the mistake rather than the 2 shits i dont give about the bank.

  23. Judge Judy says – reply to this


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    Re: MGFunk – so a bank (which 'steals' money from their customers daily) mistakenly 'gives' someone money (who had believed to be an inheritance and already spent) and now they want it back? well in my opinion, the bank is legally responsible in this case. No crime of "theft" was committed. whether you would've taken the situation of the mishap differently or not is ones own business. And frankly i care alot more about the employee who made the mistake rather than the 2 shits i dont give about the bank

  24. Judge Judy says – reply to this


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    Re: nfff – so a bank (which 'steals' money from their customers daily) mistakenly 'gives' someone money (who had believed to be an inheritance and already spent) and now they want it back? well in my opinion, the bank is legally responsible in this case. No crime of "theft" was committed. whether you would've taken the situation of the mishap differently or not is ones own business. And frankly i care alot more about the employee who made the mistake rather than the 2 shits i dont give about the bank

  25. Judge Judy says – reply to this


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    Re: lane – so a bank (which 'steals' money from their customers daily) mistakenly 'gives' someone money (who had believed to be an inheritance and already spent) and now they want it back? well in my opinion, the bank is legally responsible in this case. No crime of "theft" was committed. whether you would've taken the situation of the mishap differently or not is ones own business. And frankly i care alot more about the employee who made the mistake rather than the 2 shits i dont give about the bank

  26. Judge Judy says – reply to this


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    Re: lane – and your ex shouldve used the money more wisely (i.e. buying himself a better attorney)

  27. fahfoafh says – reply to this


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    Re: Bbear1004 – you do realize that 31k is like 1 cent to a bank that brings in dozens of billions annually.