Alright so, this is a little bizarre but here we go.
I have a friend of mine who checked their bank account recently and realized they had $10,000 in additional funds. Checking statements someone apparently made a check deposit to the account three months ago.
Granted, I'm surprised they didn't notice it sooner, but they are notoriously bad at checking their account because they spend less than they earn so they're always in the black.
No one in the family has deposited it, and there is no one that they know that would have. After checking with the bank, it's apparently not a computer error. It was a legitimate deposit, and it's not like they didn't need it. There are no crimes or anything related to that amount, and it seems to be completely string-free. The bank has since given the go-ahead.
My question to you is, what would you do if someone gave you $10,000 for no apparent reason under these circumstances? Meaning: The bank says it's clear and it's really, really, all yours.
I am NOT seeking advice for my friend. I don't know the deep details (neither do I care enough to ask for them from him), this isn't my deal. I'm just sharing something crazy, and asking what things people would do if it happened to them.