- A woman has been arrested for refusing to return money that was mistakenly wired to her by bank account
- Kelyn Spadoni from Louisiana immediately used the cash to buy expensive things for herself and ignored calls, texts and emails pleading with her to return the cash
- According to the company suing her, she had signed a contract that demanded clients to return any overplayed funds from the firm
A woman from Lousiana identified as Kelyn Spadoni has found herself in trouble after refusing to return more than R17 million that was mistakenly wired to her bank account.
The incident is reported to have happened in February, and the lady is also said to have ignored calls, texts and emails from the bank.
Spadoni, a 911 dispatcher, quickly bought a house and a car the same day she saw the money reflecting on her bank account.
Now, the lady's brokerage firm, Charles Schwab, is demanding that she returns the full amount because the money was mistakenly sent to her due to a software glitch.
Initially, the company was meant to send Spadoni R1120, but the bank ended up wiring more than R17million to her account due to a software issue.
The young lady has been taken to court by Charles Schwab and charged for refusing to return money to the company.
They have also argued that she had from the onset signed a contract that said clients should return overpayment funds to the company.
“She has no legal claim to that money even if it was put in there by mistake. It was an accounting error,” said the spokesperson for the Jefferson Parish sheriff’s office.
Spadoni was arrested on April 7 and was released on an R2 million bond.
On top of that, the firm has also repossessed the house and car that she bought and is expected to completely pay back the full overpayment amount or risk years in prison.
She has also been fired from her job as a 911 dispatcher.
In similar news, Briefly News reported that former president Jacob Zuma's troubles have multiplied. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has ruled that he must repay an estimated R16 million in legal fees.
The court dismissed his appeal dating back to the 2018 ruling that the former president must pay back his personal legal fees relating to his corruption case.
The court ruled that the decision to pay Zuma's legal fees was ‘unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid’ according to eNCA.
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