Ellen Fleming, a resident of Boston, returned more than one million dollars that TD Ameritrade Bank mistakenly deposited in her account when she confused her with another client with the same name.
Fleming was surprised this Wednesday afternoon when she realized that her account had $ 1,101,740.75, when her previous balance was just over $ 50.
“You have to take advantage of every opportunity that is offered to you. But that seemed like an opportunity that could take me to a federal prison, so it was not worth it, “Fleming, 26, told the local newspaper The Boston Globe.
The voice of conscience overcame the temptation and a few minutes after receiving the deposit, he contacted the bank to let them know his mistake.
Fleming described the conversation as “extremely uncomfortable,” given the amount he was going to repay. The bank representative then explained that the income was destined for a tocaya Ellen Fleming who lives in Florida. It is not clear if this woman will file actions against the bank for the violation of her privacy, now that the amount of money she manages has been made public.
Her father also joined the chain of jokes, accusing her of being “irresponsible.”
My dad has been extremely supportive during my financial downfall and time of need. Very blessed. pic.twitter.com/tv1c71GGtP
— Ellen Fleming (@EllenFlem) July 19, 2018
A bank account that I had $50 in had over $1 million dollars deposited into it. A banker made a HUGE mistake and confused me with another Ellen Fleming. I was rich for 10 mins & I can tell you, life was in fact better. I’m now humbled from loosing all my money. pic.twitter.com/skwlbUodTY
— Ellen Fleming (@EllenFlem) July 18, 2018