University of Delaware student Devon Gluck was about to withdraw a few bucks from an ATM in Newark, Delaware, this weekend when he noticed the machine was making strange noises (video below).
According to DelawareOnline.com, before he put his bank card in the machine, he watched as eighteen $100 bills flew out of the ATM.
“My eyes just opened really wide, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is $1,800 right here,’ ” Gluck said. “It’s pretty crazy.”
Gluck stood at the ATM for a few seconds before taking the money, but after discussing the situation with his dad, the student brought the money back to the bank a few days later.
“After a couple days of just thinking about it, the right thing would be just to return the money,” Gluck said. “I mean, it was just eating at me at the time because it isn’t mine and I didn’t even know what to do with it.”
PNC spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel confirmed that a student had returned cash dispensed by the ATM. Zwiebel also said that the other student’s account from which the money was mistakenly withdrawn had been refunded.
“Honesty is always the best policy when talking about money, and keeping money that you’re not authorized to have for any amount of time is unlawful,” Zwiebel said.
“I kind of just thought maybe I can get something good out of this,” Gluck said. “I’ll definitely feel better, and I’m looking into going into banking and finance, so I felt like this was a good opportunity to meet someone, get a good reference and do the right thing.”