Louisiana woman charged with pocketing $1.2m bank error in her favor

Louisiana woman charged with pocketing $1.2m bank error in her favor

The Guardian

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  • Kelyn Spadoni arrested after pocketing $1.2m deposited in error
  • Spadoni bought house and car with money from brokerage firm

A Louisiana woman experienced what for many would have been a dream come true: Over $1.2m randomly appeared in her bank account one day in February.

Kelyn Spadoni used the fast-acting skills she developed as a 911 dispatcher and quickly purchased a house and a car within a day of the money appearing in her account. Now Spadoni’s brokerage firm, Charles Schwab, wants the money back, arguing the cash was put into her account accidentally, the result of a software glitch.

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