A Louisiana 911 dispatcher was arrested after authorities said they refused to return the $ 1.2 million that was mistakenly credited to the account.


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  • A Louisiana woman who worked as a dispatcher at a sheriff’s office was fired and arrested last week.

  • She has been accused of refusing to return the $ 1.2 million that was accidentally credited to her account.

  • Charles Schwab & Co. Sued her and said the mistake was “caused by software enhancements.”

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A woman who had worked as a sheriff dispatcher in Louisiana for more than four years was dismissed and arrested after authorities said she refused to return more than $ 1.2 million that was accidentally credited to her account.

According to a report from Thursday nola.comKerin Spadni, 33, in Harvey, Louisiana, was arrested Wednesday and repeatedly evaded requests to return funds that were inadvertently remitted in February, after which more than $ 25,000 was stolen, bank fraud, and illegal money transfers. Was charged with.

Reportedly, Spadni, who received the money, immediately transferred it to another account and used the money to buy a house, and the 2021 Hyundai Genesis was worth between $ 48,000 and $ 70,000.

Charles Schwab & Co. Sued on Tuesday against Spadoni, who worked as a 911 dispatcher, for ignoring attempts to contact him by phone, text message, or email. At one point, the company contacted the office but was told he couldn’t answer the phone, the report said.

She opened an account in Schwab in January, the proceedings said.

According to a proceeding filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Schwab puts $ 82.56 into Spadoni’s account when he accidentally remits more than $ 1.2 million due to “problems caused by software enhancements.” I was going to send money. In the proceedings, the company stated that its terms of use require customers to return the money they inadvertently remitted.

According to the lawsuit, the company tried to return the money immediately and was unsuccessful. The next day, when I tried to get my money back, I was told that Spadoni had moved to another account and no funds remained in my account.

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Captain Jason Rivalde, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, told nola.com that Spadni had received funds that were mistakenly remitted by Charles Schwab because of an “accounting error.”

“It’s not her money,” Rivalde told the outlet, adding that “she has no legal claims.”

He said authorities have been able to recover about 75% of the money so far.

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