A Louisiana woman is in hot water after refusing to return $1.2M that was accidentally deposited in her bank account. Kelyn Spadoni, a 911 dispatcher, working for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, was arrested on Wednesday because she refused to give the money back.
Charles Schwab & Co made an error by depositing $1.2M in Kelyn Spadoni’s account. When Spadoni discovered the error, she moved the money to another account immediately. She quickly bought a 2021 Hyundai Genesis sport utility vehicle and a house.
According to Nola.com, Spadoni is also being sued by Charles Schwab & Co.:
Spadoni is being sued in federal court by Charles Schwab & Co. The company has accused Spadoni of dodging their calls, text messages, and emailed attempts to recover the money. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, Spadoni opened an account with Schwab in January. About a month later, the company installed an “enhancement” to the software used to transfer assets, court records said. On Feb. 23, Schwab meant to transfer $82.56 into a Fidelity Brokerage Services account also owned by Spadoni. But the company, instead, transferred $1,205,619, court records said. Staffers with the company immediately tried to stop or reclaim the transfer but couldn’t.
Attorneys Brian Claypool and Robert Patillo debated whether the woman should give the money back or not:
What would you do?