I would have let him get away with it. He bought a golden retriever and they are just so cute.
So ask for a jury trial and have the lawyer hold up the puppy saying 'if you convict this puppy will be homeless.. can you do that to this cute puppy?' ?
I think danish laws would convict on amounts i could not reasonably expect and obligate me to make sure unreasonable amounts were returned to their rightful owners.. not sure.. I would work under that assumption
I also do landscaping on weekends with some mexican kid that I "hired". He's real good because he's 100% obedient to me and does everything I say while never complaining. He knows that I am the man in the relationship and is completely submissive towards me as he should be.
Demand a paper copy of the check that was deposited. Even if the depositor's name is redacted, drop that money into a savings account and don't touch it for a year, just to be sure. Even if it gets reversed, you can still legally claim the interest you earned off of it in the meanwhile.
Well.. first of all id kinda wanna know where it came from lol, But then id probs donate some of it to this childrens wing at the local hospital where my brother was when he was born 10weeks early. They did an amazing job and i can never thank them enough, So id give them money to buy new stuff (Just that ward i dont want the hospital taking it all -.-) the rest? save maybe :P
Because it could be someone else's money and you could get sued for spending it?
Not really, its the error of the invididual depositing. The bank is also insured for any such feck ups of this type, happens more often than you think, and yes, I know, as I used to work for a bank.
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Originally Posted by Tiing
IF its an accident, he uses it and it needs to be paid back, he'll be screwed over twice
You cannot be held legally culpable for erros such as that. Only if the money has been obtained through criminal means, and you were aware of it can any action be taken. Hell, a drug dealer could accidentally deposit $1mil in your account, and as long as it was perfectly innocent mistake, and your not linked in any way to the crime, then your not legally culpable (obviously if he found out who you were, its another story :P) All that can happen is any debt incurred should it transpire to not be yours get covered by the banks insurance policies. They may give wind and bluster to demand you pay it back, but you have no legal responsibility to do so, and any court will rule in favour of the individual not the bank. In fact, thinking of it, I cannot think of ANY cases in recent years where a bank has successfully sued/prosecuted an individual for errors such as these.
Basically, check with the bank, then spend the money.