Woman Gives Back $37 Million That Was Accidentally Transferred To Her Bank Account
A woman was briefly a millionaire, after her bank mistakenly transferred £27 million into her checking account. However, she immediately decided to return the money.
Speaking to CBS11, Ruth Balloon said she was shocked to discover the huge amount in her bank account last Tuesday. She proceeded to contact her bank, who told her that the money had been deposited by mistake.
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Balloon, who hails from Dallas, Texas, then returned the money back to LegacyBankTexas.
"I was like, 'wow, we have a lot of money'," she told KTVT. "I was a millionaire. I have a screenshot of it so I can say that now. It's quite a story. I hoped someone really gifted us with that $37 million."
She did, of course, consider what she'd do with the money if she was allowed to keep it. "First I was going to do 10 percent tithing [giving money as a percentage to the church]," she explained to the publication. "Then I was going to donate some money and then I would have invested in real estate."
"On Tuesday, December 10, our client made a foreign currency deposit into her LegacyTexas account. Due to the fluctuation in exchange rates, all foreign currency transactions must be manually entered into our system through our back office," a statement from LegacyTexasBank reads. "When our client's deposit was being keyed in, our representative entered her account number into the amount field by mistake."