Texas woman becomes millionaire for a day in bank error

Ruth Balloon checked her account at Legacy Bank and saw a shocking balance.

News 12 Staff

Dec 13, 2019, 1:19 PM

Updated 1,647 days ago

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A Texas woman checked her account at Legacy Bank and saw a shocking balance.
She discovered her bank account had more than $37 million in it.
The woman immediately called her bank and asked about the recent deposit and they confirmed it was a clerical error and took back the money.
She’s hoping the bank will reward her for her honesty.
"A thank you reward would be a little bit good. You know? Just for being a good customer and notifying them as soon as possible," she said.
Legacy Bank blames the error on the exchange rate and a clerk manually inputting foreign currency.


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