WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An Indiana volunteer firefighter who was expecting a $1,700 stimulus check found millions in his bank account.
- Charles Calvin of New Chicago couldn’t believe it when he checked his balance at the ATM and found there was a payment for $8million.
- When he called the bank on Monday, the money had been removed.
A man from New Chicago, Indiana who was expecting a $1,700 stimulus check couldn’t believe what he was seeing when he checked his balance. He found millions in his bank account on Saturday, the day the IRS announced as the first round of stimulus payments would be sent out.
Charles Calvin, a volunteer firefighter, checked his bank account during the weekend and found that $8.2million dollars had been deposited into his checking account instead of the $1,700 he had been waiting.
‘I went to the ATM at the Family Express and once I withdrew $200 out of my account I looked at the available balance still left in my account,’ he said.
Initially, Calvin thought the ATM had made some sort of error so he ran his card again but the exact same amount was shown — $8.2 million.
He made a call to his bank on Monday and was told the millions was no longer in his account, although the $1,700 stimulus money was.
‘It kind of sucks,’ he said. ‘You go from being a millionaire one second then back to being broke again. But hey, once you’re poor you don’t have anywhere else to go but up.’
Calvin is not sure if the readout was an error made by the federal government or just the ATM he used. Either way, he is not complaining as he received what he was legitimately entitled to.
Most people should receive their deposits in the coming days, beginning with taxpayers who’ve filed returns for 2018 or 2019 and signed up for direct deposit with the IRS.
Source: New York Post