A couple accidentally got $120,000 from the bank. Then they were arrested for spending it

Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY

A Pennsylvania couple who had $120,000 mistakenly deposited into their bank account face theft charges after allegedly spending the money, police say.

Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, bought an SUV, paid their bills and handed money out after a teller accidentally deposited the cash into their account May 31, state police said in court records.

The couple never told the bank, and their account had $1,121 before the mistake, state police said in an affidavit .

In June, the bank realized what happened and withdrew the full amount from the couple's account. They had already spent much of the money and had an overdraft of about $107,000, police said.

Among their purchases, according to state police: a down payment for a Chevrolet SUV, two four-wheelers, a camper and a car trailer. They allegedly paid bills, made cash purchases and gave $15,000 to friends in need.

The bank contacted Tiffany Williams, who said they didn't have the money anymore but she would talk with her husband to figure out how they might repay, according to police. 

In July, state police were contacted when the couple stopped communicating with the bank. The couple allegedly told investigators they knew the money wasn't theirs but still spent it.

The couple were arraigned Tuesday on felony theft charges and released on $25,000 bail. A man who said he was Robert Williams' father told WNEP-TV, "I have no idea what's going on, I don't know what to tell you."

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