An Indiana man who was waiting for a stimulus payment from the federal government said he found more than $8 million in his bank account.
Charles Calvin, a volunteer firefighter in New Chicago, Indiana, saw the money in his account on Friday, April 10, according to WGN.
“I went to the ATM at the Family Express and once I withdrew $200 out of my account I looked at the available balance still left in my account,” he told the station. The account had $8.2 million in its balance, and Calvin said he was slated to receive about $1,700.
He shared a photo of his bank account amount with the news station and other news outlets.
Calvin called his bank on Monday, but they told him that they did not see the amount in his account. They did note that the $1,700 was deposited.
He then questioned whether taxpayers are receiving more or less than they should from the federal government’s stimulus plan. In the wake of business closures to curb the spread of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, Congress passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package that includes direct cash payments to millions of Americans.
“It kind of sucks,” Calvin said. “You go from being a millionaire one second then back to being broke again. But hey, once you’re poor you don’t have anywhere else to go but up.”
Eligible people will earn up to $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for married couples, and $500 for each qualifying child under the stimulus plan.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.