Police: Man Gets $3,000 After Bank Mistake, Refuses to Reimburse
Bank error in your favor? Not this time, said police.
A Riverside man who refused to return money to a bank after the teller gave him too much was arrested on theft charges this week, according to police.
Felipe S. DePaula, 27, of the unit block of Scott Street, went to Delanco Federal Savings Bank on Route 130 to cash a $300 check on May 16, Cinnaminson Police said. The bank teller accidentally gave DePaula $3,000 instead of $300. And police said he was caught on tape watching the teller count out the amount.
But DePaula didn't ride high with the cash for long; the bank contacted him the next day to ask for the money back.
DePaula said he lost the envelope.
He was apprehended by Cinnaminson Police, processed and remanded to Burlington County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.
This information comes directly from Cinnaminson Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.