Couple spent Sh12.3 million after bank transfer mistake

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 08:07 |
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Two people in the US have been charged with theft after spending thousands of dollars their bank mistakenly deposited into their account.

The Pennsylvanian couple, Robert and Tiffany Williams, received $120,000 (Sh12.3 million) in error and spent nearly all of it, according to an affidavit. The couple also faces over $100,000 (10. 2 million) in overdraft fees, having purchased an SUV and other goods, police say.

The affidavit says the couple admitted knowing the money was not theirs.

Robert and Tiffany, 36 and 35 respectively, have been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

They have since been released on bail.

On Monday, they appeared in court in Lycoming County, and waived their rights to a preliminary hearing. The pair have not commented to US media and it is unclear whether they have obtained legal counsel.  -BBC

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