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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, 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.

Joqq May 21, 2012 at 06:20 PM
project bluebeam learn how to read then come back to the grown ups table before you comment again
Zuzu May 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Apparently only some of us teach are children to be honest. Those with the screw them they made a mistake attitude are just as morally challenged as some of our politicians. Then they wonder why our society is the way it is. The teller made a mistake the right thing to do would have been to give back the money. He aw her counting it out I'm sure he knew before he left the bank is envelope was considerably larger than it should have been.
Zuzu May 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Those that think he should have kept the money should look to the recent case in Upper Darby where the woman clearly saw a man drop an envelope with thousands of dollars picked it up and went on a spending spree. She's now facing criminal charges.
Suzanne Linda May 22, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Yea I Heard about that one Zuzu. she made a Comment something like "the devil made her do it". lol PPL are just unbelieveable.
Denis June 01, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Did he use the $3000 to pay the $2500 bail?

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