A New Jersey man was put in jail after he didn’t return money mistakenly given to him by a teller while cashing a check at a bank in Burlington County.
Felipe S. DePadula, 27, of Riverside is charged with receiving stolen property after a teller at Delanco Federal Savings Bank on Route 130 in Cinnaminson gave him $3,000 when he went to cash a $300 check.
“You definitely notice the difference in $3,000 dollars as oppose to $300 dollars,” said Detective Sgt. William Covert.
The bank contacted DePadula about the error a few days later but he said he lost the envelope that had the cash.
“He either put it away or spent it or has it hidden somewhere, but I’m sure he didn’t lose it,” Sgt. Covert said.
He was charged Wednesday after police examined the bank’s security footage. DePadula was held on $2,500 bail.
The construction worker has been unemployed since being injured.