New York Post — An Indiana man expecting a $1,700 stimulus checkreceived a windfall instead from the feds — over $8 million deposited, albeit briefly, to his bank account.
“I went to the ATM at the Family Express and once I withdrew $200 out of my account I looked at the available balance still left in my account,” Calvin told the outlet. “Apparently, my account had 8.2 million dollars in it.”
I have no idea how this happens — whether it was an error by the federal government or by this guy's bank or whoever — but any error in a normal person's favor should stand. Let the little guy win one.
If you don't want to give away $8 million, don't make whatever mistake you made. I hope there's some lawyer out there who will represent Charles Calvin pro bono and sue whoever needs to be sued, because the money was in his account and is therefore his. It's about time someone sticks it to the feds.
“It kind of sucks,” he said. “You go from being a millionaire one second then back to being broke again. But hey, once you’re poor you don’t have anywhere else to go but up.”
Boooooo. What's $8 million to the government? That's like one-tenth of one fighter jet.
And for the kicker, Calvin is a volunteer firefighter. You couldn't accidentally give $8 million to someone doing something better and then you're just going to snatch it away? Shameful.
I'm rooting for Charles to get his money back.