Bank of America ATM temporarily shut down after witnesses say it was giving out $100 bills

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Monday, November 26, 2018
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ABC13's Steve Campion has an update on a malfunctioning ATM that spit out $100 bills to customers by mistake.

HOUSTON -- A Bank of America ATM in north Harris County was temporarily shut down after it was mistakenly giving out $100 bills.

The machine dispensed $100 bills by mistake for a short time overnight. When word got out, cars started lining up at the bank off FM 1960 and I-45, but deputies showed up and dispersed the crowd, shutting the machine down.

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Now Bank of America officials say those customers fortunate enough to get the extra cash can keep the money.

The company issued the following statement: "This was an incident at a single ATM in Houston caused when a vendor incorrectly loaded $100 bills in place of $10 bills. We have resolved the matter. Customers will be able to keep the additional money dispensed."