An $1,800 ATM mistake was made right when an honest University of Delaware student decided to do the right thing. On March 4, FOX News reported that Devon Gluck got quite a surprise when he went to make a withdrawal from an ATM on campus. He said that that the ATM machine made a strange noise and then dispensed eighteen $100 bills.
"Gluck says he decided to take the money and figure out what to do with it. After a few days, Gluck says he decided it would be right to return the money," FOX News reported. He was thanked by a bank manager for returning the cash -- and his honesty is now making news around the country.
The $1,800 ATM mistake happened at a PNC bank. According to the report, the money that was dispensed came from a bank account belonging to another student. Once Gluck returned the money, the student's account was refunded. It is unknown, however, what made the machine malfunction in such a way.
It is likely that PNC will be checking their ATM machine (and perhaps other machines too) to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again. While Gluck was honest, there are people in the world who would have kept that money, potentially putting someone else in a tight spot.
The $1,800 ATM mistake could have been a much bigger issue. Gluck definitely did the right thing and his good karma is hopefully right around the corner.
© Effie Orfanides 2013