$1,800 ATM mistake: An honest college student returned $1,800 that was dispensed from an ATM in Delaware.
A student with the University of Delaware returned $1,800 that was accidentally dispensed by a campus ATM.
Devon Gluck, a finance major, tried to get money out of an ATM on campus on Feb. 1, but noticed that it was making odd noises before it dumped 18 $100 bills, reported The Associated Press. Gluck took the money to try and figure out what to do with it before he decided that the best thing to do would be to return the cash.
“My eyes just opened really wide, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is $1,800 right here,’ ” Gluck told The News Journal. “It’s pretty crazy.” He later consulted the matter with his father.
“After a couple days of just thinking about it, the right thing would be just to return the money,” he added. “I mean, it was just eating at me at the time because it isn’t mine and I didn’t even know what to do with it.”
A spokesperson with PNC, Marcey Zwiebel, told the paper that a student returned the money that was dropped by the ATM. The $1,800 was deducted from another student’s account, but was refunded by the bank, the paper reported.
“Honesty is always the best policy when talking about money, and keeping money that you’re not authorized to have for any amount of time is unlawful,” she said.
Gluck said that a PNC branch bank manager thanked him for his honesty
“I kind of just thought maybe I can get something good out of this,” Gluck said. “I’ll definitely feel better, and I’m looking into going into banking and finance, so I felt like this was a good opportunity to meet someone, get a good reference and do the right thing.”
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