A sheriff’s department dispatcher in Louisiana was fired from her job after she was arrested for allegedly keeping $1.2 million mistakenly transferred into her bank account.
WVUE-TV reports 33-year-old Kelyn Spadoni had less than $100 in a bank account she closed. Due to a clerical error, Charles Schwab deposited $1.2 million into the account.
A lawsuit filed by Charles Schwab and Company claims when the bank tried to reclaim the money, the money had been moved to a different account.
NOLA.com reports the money was transferred into a brokerage account. On Feb. 23, Schwab meant to transfer $82.56 into Spadoni’s account, but instead transferred $1,205,619, court records said.
Spadoni allegedly used some of the money to buy a new car and a house. NOLA.com reports Spadoni bought a 2021 Hyundai Genesis sport utility vehicle, which starts at about $48,000.
“Schwab made several attempts to contact Spadoni, but she never answered her phone or responded to text messages or emails,” NOLA.com reports.
Spadoni was reportedly fired from her job with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after she was booked for theft valued over $25,000, bank fraud, and illegal transmission of monetary funds. She was held on $50,000 bond.
About 75 percent of the money has reportedly been recovered, WVUE reports.