Bank check error leads to theft of thousands
A representative from Bank of Ann Arbor, located at 33600 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, made a fraud report with the Birmingham Police Department on Friday, September 9, after an error occurred, accidentally crediting a new account an extra $10,000.
The bank representative reported that an individual deposited a check for $1,600 to open a new account with the bank, but during the process an error occurred resulting in the credit of $16,000 to the account. The mistake was noticed after the initial check used to open the account was returned to the bank as “unpaid” due to the issuing bank account being a closed account.
Bank of Ann Arbor was unable to contact the individual, who reportedly spent roughly $10,000 of the funds that were mistakenly given to him.
The Birmingham police department stated an investigation is ongoing.