$1,800 ATM Error: Devon Gluck, Student, Returns Money After PNC Teller Machine Mistake.
Devon Gluck, a (http://www.udel.edu/)
University of Delaware
student, returned $1,800 after an ATM error.
Gluck made a withdrawal on Feb.1 when he heard a strange noise form
, he told
(http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130304/NEWS/303040043/UD-student-gives-back-1-800-ATM-snafu?nclick_check=1) Delaware Online .
“My eyes just opened really wide, and I was like, ‘Oh my
god, this is $1,800 right here,’ ” Gluck, a senior finance
major, said. “It’s pretty crazy.” The ATm mistakenly
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$1,800 to him that was not his.
Gluck, after standing at the
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possession, decided to go home and figure out what to do.
He then spoke with his father before coming to his decision.
“After a couple days of just thinking about it, the right
thing would be just to return the money,” Gluck said. “I mean,
it was just eating at me at the time because it isn’t mine and I
didn’t even know what to do with it.”
Marcey Zwiebel, a PNC spokeswoman, confirmed that Gluck returned
the $1,800 to the bank, and that the student whose account the money had
mistakenly been withdrawn from was refunded.
PNC was not able to give further details regarding the incident.
Gluck did say that a bank manager thanked him for returning the
money. The senior also expressed how much better it felt to be honest.
“I kind of just thought maybe I can get something good out of
this. I’ll definitely feel better, and I’m looking into going
into banking and finance, so I felt like this was a good opportunity to
meet someone, get a good reference and do the right thing.”
Zwiebel appreciated Gluck’s truthfulness.
“Honesty is always the best policy when talking about money,
and keeping money that you’re not authorized to have for any amount
of time is unlawful,” she said.