ATM Spits $1,800 At Unsuspecting Student Who Returns The Money

By Emma Koch

ATM Spits $1,800 At Unsuspecting Student Who Returns The Money

March 5, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 4:11 AM EDT

DELAWARE (www.incnow.tv) -- A college student in Delaware gave back $1,800 that an ATM accidentally gave him.

Devon Gluck, 21, is a senior studying finance at the University of Delaware. Last month he went to the PNC Bank teller machine at Trabant University Center to withdraw $40, when the machine apparently malfunctioned and spit out $1,800 instead.

Gluck told ABC News that it was the craziest thing that had ever happened to him and he didn't know how to react at first. He said his friends were telling him to keep the money but he knew he had to return it.

He called his father the following day for affirmation that he should in fact give it back. "I called him just to get that reassurance because he's been a big influence on my life," Gluck said.

Gluck's father laughed at the situation at first and then became more serious about the situation. He knew that a large sum of money going missing like that would no go unnoticed.

Gluck kept the money for 10 days because he said he needed to compose himself before he walked in the branch to give it back. The branch manager was surprised when he walked in with the money.

After the fact, Gluck had decided that it was likely another students money that had been at the ATM before him and he said the fact that it could be someone else's money was "eating away" at him.

Marcey Zwiebel, a spokeswoman for PNC Bank said that it had in fact come from another student's bank account and that the account has been refunded the money.

"I know where the money actually comes from. For me, it made a lot more sense to turn the money back in," Gluck said.

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