Couple went on spending spree after accidental deposit

A conniving couple from Pennsylvania spent more than $100,000 dollars in less than three weeks after a bank teller from BB&T wrongly deposited the sum in their bank account, WPEN reports.

Robert and Tiffany appeared in court on Tuesday 3 September on theft charges and were recently prosecuted, New York Post reports.

Investigators say Robert and Tiffany Williams had $120,000 deposited into their account at BB&T on May 31 through a mistake by a teller. Instead, they went on a wild spending spree to drain that money from their bank account as quickly as possible, leaving them with a six-figure overdraft once the bank noticed the error and reversed the deposit. They were both released on $US25,000 bail, the Sun-Gazette reported.

The bank contacted Tiffany Williams June 20 and told her the couple had to pay back the $107,000 in overdraft fees they incurred. They also used the money to cover bills, auto repairs, cash purchases and even gave Sh1.9 million to friends in need.

Within two weeks, Robert and Tiffany Williams allegedly spent money on items like a camper, a auto trailer, and a racecar.

The couple dropped most of their "found" money on a race vehicle, a camper, two four-wheelers, a auto trailer and a new SUV, according to court documents obtained by local station WNEP.

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At one point, Tiffany admitted "she no longer had the funds because she had already paid off bills. She told the bank her husband had spent a great portion of the funds and purchased a four-wheeler", according to the Gazette.

State police say Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville spent most of the money on items ranging from an SUV to a race vehicle. "There's no way anybody gets away with that stuff", said Nate Weaver, a neighbor.

The bank called again June 21.

She told the bank that she "would speak to her husband and attempt to construct a repayment agreement", police said.

"I would check in with the bank first before I didn't anything, I'm not that dumb but some people do stupid things sometimes", said Robert Painton, another neighbour.

"I don't even know what's going on", the father said.

  • Sonia Alvarado