STATEN ICELAND, NY – A Louisana couple woke up to multibillionaires last week after mistakenly depositing $ 50 billion into one of their bank accounts. ABC News reports.
According to the report, Darren James, a Baton Rouge real estate agent, and his wife noticed last Saturday that the large deposit had come into their Chase Bank account.
“This is not like a one-zero error or a two-zero error, this is someone who fell asleep with a keyboard mistake,” James told ABC News. “I was definitely excited. Really surprised how it got there and wondered if I had a rich uncle who gave it to me. “
The deposit, however, was a mistake on behalf of Chase Bank; the correct balance was restored on Tuesday, the report said.
James said he was concerned that his account might have been compromised, but he hadn’t heard from Chase Bank, ABC News reported.
Despite the large amount in his bank account, James said he never intended to spend any of it as it went against his “moral compass,” according to the report.
But if his family had been able to keep the money, James said they would have used it to “bless” others in need, the report said.