ATM Glitch Allows Man To Overdraw $1.5-Million, Idiot Loses It All On A Gambling Spree

June 15, 2012


Ronald Page is a man. A man who discovered a casino ATM that allowed him to continually overdraw his account towards chips until he'd managed to rack up over $1.5-million. So what did he do? What any other f***ing idiot would -- lost it all in a gambling binge.

Convicted of theft of bank funds totaling $1.5 million, Mr. Page now awaits sentencing scheduled for June 27. Local 10 reports that prosecutors have recommended a 15-month prison sentence because they believe "Page had a lapse of judgment and [Bank of America] the bank was at fault for allowing this to happen."

Listen: if you EVER come across an ATM that lets you withdraw money you don't have, here's what you do: TAKE IT ALL, FAKE YOUR DEATH, AND FLEE THE COUNTRY. Same goes for if you find your roommate's porn stash.

Thanks to Tommy T., who agrees that stupid bastard should be on a beach right now sipping cocktails out of a coconut.

  • esdesesesrdt

    Anyone younger than him couldn't live the rest of their lives on 1.5 million. Assuming one makes $50,000 a year one could only live for 30 years on the money. I doubt this man could have wisely used the money even if he didn't gamble it away.

  • Ryan Ong

    I bet it's a conspiracy by the bank, some sort of twisted social experiment. I bet he's not going to jail, but to a lab where his brain will be sampled.

  • Guest

    Spending 1.5 Mil: You're doing it wrong.

  • ZanshinKyo

    Why is this guy getting 15 months for a lapse in judgment, when bank of America was given a 45 billion dollar bailout, foreclosed on thousands of people's homes, had a complete lapse of conscience and got off scot-free?

  • Lee

    Apart from the absurdly high sum, I don't see how this situation is different from any other credit card the bank issues out and waits for a mark that cant manage* their money to go over the limit.

  • luxlucetintenebris

    I'd take 15 months in jail if I got to keep the 1.5 million!

  • Ed

    Totally! That's an hourly rate of $1388; there's not many jobs that pay that well. Hopefully he just said he lost it gambling . . . but doesn't sound like he has that much brainpower.

  • ThunderDong

    You need to revisit math class.

  • Tim Cole

    i can't believe he's going to jail for this, it was 100% the bank's fault, just another way bank of america screwed over someone

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