Police: Teen Spent Thousands In Mistaken Bank Deposit

Source: Don Buckindail / WXIA-TV / USA Today

ATLANTA — An 18-year-old man has turned himself in after being charged with stealing thousands that was mistakenly deposited into his bank account.

According to a release from the Madison County Sheriff, Steven Fields withdrew or made purchases totaling nearly $25,000 after a bank teller mistakenly deposited $31,000 into his account.

The money was actually for an account of another man with the same name.

Fields made several ATM withdrawals and made purchases at a car dealer, big box retailer, grocery store and fast food restaurant before the bank realized the error.

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