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    301,000.00$ deposited into the wrong man's Account

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - The company that owns the Chicago Cubs and the Hartford Courant are battling a former newspaper carrier to get back the last of $301,000 it accidentally gave to him instead of a baseball player with the same name.

    The Tribune Co. money that was meant for Mark Guthrie, the relief pitcher, was sent to the bank account of Mark Guthrie, the Courant deliveryman, in three payments, the final one made last October. Five weeks later the Cubs realized the error, and the team took back $275,000 before Guthrie froze his account.

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNew...624007-ap.html

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    cool

    I hope he has the money in a high interest account. he will probably have to give the money back eventually, but he could drag this out and if invested wisely, should make some money on this. He does have some grounds. He didn't do anything illegeal to force them to give him the money, they gave him the money of their own free will, and just because they made an error, they should not be able to take the money out of his account. wonder if I should send them my account number if they would make the same mistake twice? I wonder if there is any legal precedent on this? If you "accidently give money to someone, can you then legally get it back?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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