One student at the University of Delaware may have thought he hit the jackpot when an $1,800 ATM mistake gave him a whole lot more money than he expected. However, student Devon Gluck has given the money back after discussing the situation with his father. Delaware Online shared the details on March 4.
Gluck shared that he noticed the ATM machine was making some strange noises when he approached it, but he went ahead with the transaction. Imagine his shock when the $1,800 ATM mistake led to 18 $100 bills sitting in his hand. He did take the money and waited four days before pursuing returning it, but realized after talking with his father that it was the right thing to do.
The University of Delaware student admits that knowing the money really wasn't his bothered him. In addition, he plans to go into banking and finance, so Gluck thought perhaps returning the money would make some valuable connections for him. The bank involved, PNC, is not commenting on the details of the case. Devon Gluck wasn't reprimanded by the bank for keeping the money for the four days while he considered his options, however.
Many people can imagine what they would do in an instance like what Gluck faced, but not everybody necessarily knows what they would really do. Would most return the money if they had an $1,800 ATM mistake like this? Some obviously would, but chances are many others would wait to see if it was discovered by the bank.