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Man Withdraws Money Accidentally Deposited in His Account, Is Arrested

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As it turns out, if money that isn’t yours suddenly appears in your bank account, the whole finders-keepers-losers- weepers thing doesn’t really apply.

Long Islander Carlos Morales learned this the hard way when he was arrested Thursday. Newsday reports a bank teller mistakenly placed more than 11 grand in Morales’s account, money the man slowly pocketed.

“During a five-month period beginning in May 2008 Morales withdrew from his Capital One bank account at a Cedarhurst branch, $11,270 that “did not belong to him,” detectives from the Nassau County Crimes Against Property Squad said in a police report.

Of course, Morales could have avoided getting nabbed if he had just taken the money and gone to China.

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