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Teen convicted of theft after spending $30,000 mistakenly put into his bank account

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Stevens Fields (PHOTO: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Stevens Fields (PHOTO: Madison County Sheriff's Office)
MADISON COUNTY, Ga. - It took just a few moments for a bank teller in Madison County, Georgia to deposit $30,000 into Steven Fields' bank account, and it took the 18-year-old a mere 10 days to burn through the cash. The only problem was, the money didn't belong to the teenager, it belonged to a 70-year-old with the same name. 


70-year-old Steven Fields had recently sold some land and took his $30,000 to the bank, but the teller mistakenly deposited the money into 18-year-old Steven Fields' account. Rather than notify the bank of their error, 18-year-old Steven Fields went on a spending spree, where he bought many items, including a BMW. 


"He was excited. I would have been too," a woman referring to herself as Fields' mother told local news. “I told that woman up at the bank she should have looked over her mistake that she made if she knew there were three people up there with the same name.”


Fields was sentenced this week to 10 years on probation and has been ordered to pay the money back. 





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