Ga. teen accused of spending cash after bank errorMarch 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a Georgia teen is under arrest and accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited into his account.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department says 18-year-old Steven Fields of Hull in northeastern, Ga., turned himself in Friday.
He faces a charge of theft by taking. A home phone number for Fields could not be located, and it was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
The department says a teller at a bank in Hull inadvertently deposited a check for approximately $31,000 into the wrong account. Authorities say the money was spent on purchases at a car dealership, various stores and a fast-food restaurant.
Authorities say there was an effort to come to an agreement between Fields and the bank and that Fields said he couldn't repay the money.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com
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