Texas bank adds $37 million to woman’s account by mistake
She soon realized it wasn’t a Christmas miracle
When a North Texas woman left work on Tuesday, she didn’t expect to see $37 million in her bank account.
But Ruth Balloon soon realized she became a millionaire in a day.
Balloon said she noticed the extra $37,203,337 in her bank account after she finished her shift at Roma Boots in Dallas, according to CBS Dallas.
“I was like, ‘wow, we have a lot of money’!" she told the TV station. “I hoped someone really gifted us with that $37 million.”
But instead of buying a mansion or a yacht, Balloon had a smarter idea - call the bank to find out who put the money there.
She phoned LegacyTexas Bank and discovered the money was placed due to a clerical error, according to CBS Dallas.
The bank retrieved the money and apologized.
While she wasn’t planning on spending any money from the too-good-to-be-true miracle, she’s hoping the bank could offer a “thank you” reward for her honesty, CBS reports.
“It’s quite a story,” she said.
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