ATM Error Sees Casino Patrons Paid Out 100 Fold

ATM Error Sees Casino Patrons Paid Out 100 FoldAt the weekend, a group of people thought that they had hit the jackpot at the Magnolia Bluffs Casino in Mississippi, after taking advantage of a cash machine problem.
On Saturday, several customers discovered that the cash machine was being extremely generous and handing out $100 bills instead of $1 bills. The problem was apparently caused by an employee loading money into the machine incorrectly and it wasn’t until the following day that the error was discovered.
In the meantime, one man who put $5 into the cash machine received $500 in return. He was soon followed by other people who also tried their luck at the machine and before long the whole machine had been cleaned out.
Eventually, the Magnolia Bluffs Casino discovered its costly error, especially as other customers found themselves on the losing end of the loading mistake. The matter was then handed over to the local police, and as Natchez Police Department Public Relations Officer Jerry Ford explains: “Instead of giving out change like $1 for change for a five [dollar bill], it would give you $100 bills. For people who were cashing a ticket in [to get] $100, they were getting a dollar.”
Examining casino video footage subsequently revealed at least six  people who were involved in the bizarre incident. Fortunately for them, the casino gave them a deadline to return the stolen money or face possible grand larceny charges for making off with over $500. Five people then came forward to give back the money, all of whom had no charges pressed against them. Meanwhile, a sixth suspect has still not been identified. Commenting on the bizarre incident, Jerry Ford said:
“If a machine malfunctions and the money that it gives out is incorrect, that [doesn’t] give you the right to take it.”

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