But the truth was that neither happiness nor money lasted them. In just two and a half weeks, the residents of Montoursville, in Pennsylvania, spent the amount that had been transferred to them by mistake and ended up being arrested.
One part of the money was used to pay outstanding bills while another was given as input for a Chevrolet SUV. With the remaining money they also acquired a racing car, a trailer and a caravan, although they did not forget their needy friends, who were given $ 15,000.
When the transfer went wrong to their account, the couple knew that the money did not belong to them and, however, they did not call the bank and preferred to spend it. Now they face the consequences of their actions.
According to the Williamsport Sun-Gazzette website, both were prosecuted for charges of receiving stolen property and for serious crimes of theft. A judge released them until trial with a bail of $ 25,000 each.
Before starting the process with the police, bank agents said they tried to contact the couple to inform them that the money really belonged to the company Dimension Covington Investment LCC and that "they would be responsible for returning all funds."
However, weeks after the attempt Tiffany told the bank officials that "she didn't have the money because she had paid her bills" and that her husband had spent a lot of the money buying a car, although she hoped "to reach a payment agreement "
Before the money was deposited, the marriage had a balance of $ 1,121 in their account and after the bank withdrew the funds, they were left with an overdraft of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In separate interviews with the authorities at the end of July, they both admitted that "money did not belong to them, but that they spent it anyway."