Man Busted After Blowing Through $70,000 Bank Accidentally Put in His Account
What would you do if you checked your bank account balance and found that over $69,000 had mysteriously appeared overnight?
That is exactly what happened to a Bucks County, Pennsylvania man. Now, he is facing up to 14 years in jail for allegedly spending money that Wells Fargo mistakenly deposited into his account.
According to police, they say that 22-year-old Joseph Bucci found an extra $70,000 sitting in his bank account one morning, and even though he knew the money was not his, he spent it anyway.
Yet, he did not attempt to spend it immediately.
Police say that after having possession of the mystery money for a week, Bucci allegedly made a $12,000 cash withdrawal that he used to purchase a used car. After that he continued to make withdrawals and point of sale purchases, buying a new dog and a trip to Florida before the fraud claim was discovered.
An investigation by Wells Fargo found that one of their tellers had mistakenly typed in Bucci’s account number, depositing $69,300 of someone else’s money into his account.
Bucci was charged with two third-degree felonies and was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.