Columbus couple returns mysterious $10,000 that showed up in their bank account by accident

Posted: 8:59 PM, Feb 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-20 03:58:07Z

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- A Columbus couple say they thought it was a scam when $10,000 showed up in their bank account.

Andy Watkins and his fiancé Kimberly Redmon knew there was no way they could have that much money in their account – so they called Centra Credit Union to get an answer.

“The whole thing just sounded weird to me,” said Andy Watkins. “Who is going to deposit $10,000 into your bank account and then not say anything to you about it?”

It turns out, a woman whose last name was also Redmon had made the large deposit at a branch in Shelbyville and the bank teller deposited it into Kimberly’s account instead.

“She thanked us for being honest and for catching it,” said Redmon. “If we wouldn’t have come forward to them, they might not have even caught it.”

Centra says they cannot discuss confidential information or member accounts but their employees “employ appropriate identification and due diligence measures” during transactions.

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office says customers should make sure they get a receipt and double check it to make sure that the money you deposit is going into the correct account.

And if you believe money has been wrongfully taken or deposited into your account you can file a complaint with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.  

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