Woman Doesn’t Return $1.2M Accidentally Deposited In Account; Gets Arrested

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A Louisiana woman found herself in handcuffs after a mishap that was too good to be true.

Kelyn Spadoni opened up an account by Charles Schwab & Co. when nearly a month later she woke up to a surprise. Due to an error, $1,205,619 was deposited into her account rather than the $82.56 that was meant to be placed into her Fidelity Brokerage Services account, according to NOLA.com.


Now, when an error like that occurs you are generally inclined to alert the bank, but the 33-year-old Spadoni lived out the dream and started spending some of the newfound wealth.

From the report:

Schwab attorneys contacted the Sheriff’s Office, which opened a criminal investigation. Detectives determined Spadoni used some of the money to buy a house and a new car, a 2021 Hyundai Genesis sport utility vehicle, with a price tag that starts at about $48,000 and can top out at just over $70,000, according to authorities.

Detectives and Schwab have been able to recover about 75% of the money, thus far, according to Rivarde.

Once Schwab noticed the error, the company attempted to reclaim the funds but Spadoni had already withdrawn it from her account.

It eventually caught up to her and she has been charged with theft valued over $25,000, bank fraud, and illegal transmission of monetary funds.

To add insult to injury, Spadoni also was fired from her job as a 911 dispatcher for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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