Man gets $37 000 from broken ATM

2014-04-05 08:38

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South Portland, Maine - A malfunctioning automated bank machine has dispensed $37 000 (R390 000) in cash to a man who requested $140 (R1 470).

Police in Maine say they responded to the TD Bank branch Thursday morning after getting a call from a woman who said a man was spending an unusual amount of time at the ATM she was waiting to use. Officers found the man stuffing cash into a shopping bag.

The money was returned to the bank.

Bank officials say they don't want to press charges. Police continue to investigate, but say the man hasn't been charged.

A bank official describes the problem as a "code error" and says no customer accounts were affected.

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