Teen Gets Surprise Finding an Extra $11.5 Million in His Bank Account

By Pacey on February 11, 2019
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In Northern Ireland, there was an 18 year old man that happened to notice an extra 8.9 million pounds ($11.5 million) in his bank account.

Dane Gillespie thought he was destined to become a millionaire, and already picked out the new Porsche until his mother made him settle this out with Nationwide Bank.

“My son thought he was a millionaire for a few hours,” Caroline Gillespie told Belfast Live . “… My husband messaged me with the photograph of his bank account details. It took me a wee while to click.”

“He’s going to me, ‘I’m gonna order a Porsche,’ and I said, ‘Don’t be daft, that’s not our money, we need to get this sorted.'”

Dane deposited a check from his grandmother, and the bank accidentally added a large amount of zeroes to the deposit.

Caroline said it didn’t take the bank long to sort it out. A spokeswoman for Nationwide later explained to the Daily Mail that the £8.9 million deposit hadn’t actually cleared, so the young man was wise to take his mother’s advice and not to go out spending his surprise fortune too soon.

“The customer paid the check in at the branch and unfortunately the wrong amount was keyed,” said the bank.

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