Couple spent $120,000 on cars, quad bikes & pals in two-week spree after money was accidentally paid into their account

A COUPLE splurged cash on cars, quad bikes and friends after $120,000 was paid into their account by mistake.

Robert andTiffany Williams, from Pennsylvania, went on a two-week spending spree after noticing the accidental transfer.


Tiffany and Robert Williams splashed on a car and two quad bikes following the banking blunder
Robert posing in front of a race car


Robert posing in front of a race car

Rather than notifying the bank, they bought an SUV, two quad bikes, a camper, a race car and even dished out $15,000 (£13k) to pals.

By the time the blunder was spotted three weeks later, the pair had already spent around $107,000 (£87k).

Staff from the BB&T bank contacted Tiffany – but she reportedly told them she had used the money to pay off bills.

She said they would work out a repayment plan, but stopped communicating after two phone calls – prompting the bank to call the police.

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Before the cash was accidentally sent to them instead of investment firm Dimension Covington Investment, they had just $1,121 (£1,044) in their account

The money was deposited on May 31 2019, and was withdrawn by June 20.

When investigators spoke to the pair in July, both “admitted to knowing the mislaid money did not belong to them, but they spent it anyway”, according to state trooper Aaron Brown.

A neighbour of the pair told local station WNEP-TV at the time: “That is kind of shocking.

“With all the procedures the bank has set up, checking and double checking and triple checking, there’s no way anybody gets away with that stuff.”

A man at the couple’s home identifying himself as Robert’s father said: “I have no idea.

“I don’t even know what’s going on. I’m just the dad.”

BB&T bank told CNN: “While we can’t comment on the specifics of this issue due to client privacy practices, we always work as quickly as possible to address any issue that affects our clients.”

It comes after a mum was stunned to find £6million in her bank account before splashing out on a luxury home and helping out her family.

Thevamanogari Manivel was due to receive a £60 refund from cryptocurrency exchange, which uses actor Matt Damon in its advertising.

But the company accidentally entered an account number in the field that was meant to be the cash amount.

Ms Manivel, from Melbourne, Australia then spent a large chunk on a plush house and shipped the rest off to other accounts.

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She had splashed out £800,000 on a five-bedroom, four-bathroom house as a “gift” for her sister, Thilagavathy Gangadory.

The rest of the wrongful payment was then dished out between six other people, including her daughter and sister.

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