Customers who received $100 bills instead of $20 bills at ATM can keep money

HOUSTON (AP) — An ATM in the Houston area has been shut down and was temporarily guarded by law officers after mistakenly dispensing $100 bills instead of $10s and word of the glitch got out on social media.

Click2Houston reports “a person went to the Bank of America ATM near FM 1960 and I-45 around 11 p.m. Sunday to withdraw cash, but instead of getting a $20, the machine spit out a $100. The man posted about it on social media, which caused a crowd to rush the location to try to get some free extra cash, deputies said. Several arguments and even a few fights ensued while people waited in line to make a profit, officials said.”

Some Harris County sheriff’s deputies protected the outdoor ATM after Sunday night’s incident and notified Bank of America.

A bank statement Monday says a vendor incorrectly loaded $100 bills in place of $10 bills. Bank of America released a statement Monday that read, “This was an incident at a single ATM in Houston caused when a vendor incorrectly loaded $100 bills in place of $10 bills. We have resolved the matter. Customers will be able to keep the additional money dispensed.”

Officials with North Carolina-based Bank of America didn’t say how much cash was wrongly dispensed.

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