Teen arrested after spending mistakenly deposited money

MORGAN COUNTY, Ga. -- An 18-year-old man turned himself in Friday, after being charged with stealing thousands that was mistakenly deposited into his bank account.

According to a release from the Morgan County Sheriff, Steven Fields withdrew or made purchases totaling nearly $25,000, after a bank teller mistakenly deposited $31,000 into his account.

The money was actually for an account of another man with the same name.

Fields made several ATM withdrawls and make purchases at a car dealer, big box retailer, grocery store and fast food restaurant before the bank realized the error.

The bank tried to make arrangements with Fields to repay the money, but when he couldn't the bank pressed charges.

Fields is currently in the Morgan County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.


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