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    Ronald Page thought he'd hit the jackpot when a glitchy ATM at a Detroit casino allowed him to make unlimited withdrawals, reports Detroit's Local 10 News.
    With unlimited funds at his fingertips, police say Page went on a gambling bender, hitting up at least three casinos, including the MGM Grand and Motor City.
    By the time his bank, Bank of America, figured out what was happening, he had reportedly withdrawn and gambled away $1.5 million.
    Now that his luck has run out, Page has been convicted of theft of bank funds totaling $1.5 million and faces up to 15 months in prison, according to Local 10. He's due for sentencing on June 27.
    Cases like Page's aren't entirely unheard of.
    Back in 2008, a University of Missouri ATM started spitting out $20 bills instead of $10 bills. A line of students waiting to cash in on the "free money" wrapped all the way to the door, a student told the school's newspaper.
    Mark Henricks of Bankrate.com spoke with representatives from Diebold, a leading manufacturer of ATMs, who told him mistakes on ATMs are rare but can usually be traced back to a human error. Another major cause is not keeping up with proper maintenance on the machine.
    DON'T MISS: How one man moved to the wilderness and turned his back on money >
    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/atm-g...#ixzz1xyig8j00

    Someone is going to zoom in on the face, with the caption 'Gambler'.
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    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
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    what a terrible, selfish waste.
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    You asked for it.
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    February 2010
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    Get $1.5 Million and you...gamble with it?
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    February 2007
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    Get $1.5 Million and you...gamble with it?
    ye man you can get the jackpot!!
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    Dennab
    July 2009
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    This man gets the opportunity that everyone wants, and he trys to get more?

    What a greedy fuck.
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    March 2007
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    I remember when I got two cokes from a vending machine instead of one, I guess that's as close I'll get to feeling like this man.

    I wonder what he'd do if he ever won the jackpot and won that amount, just gamble it away?
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    DERAILER OF THREADS DESTROYER OF IDIOTS
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    February 2009
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    15 months for $1.5 million? That doesn't sound *too* bad for the guy.
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    Somebody gambles the banks money and gets jail time. Interesting reversal.
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    Hello everyone! I would like you to know that I am not a fan of nudity!!!
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    May 2009
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    Somebody gambles the banks money and gets jail time. Interesting reversal.
    And of course bankers gamble with pretty much everyone's money and get away with it.
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    This man gets the opportunity that everyone wants, and he trys to get more?

    What a greedy fuck.
    If I had that chance I'd buy so many fucking games on steam in a heart beat
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    February 2010
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    If I had that chance I'd buy so many fucking games on steam in a heart beat
    All railwork DLC's.
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    I'm curious as to how a single ATM was stocked with over $1.5 million.

    If I'd gotten that much out of one, the first two things I would've done was buy a house and a DeLorean.
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    ASK ME ABOUT MY BACON FETISH
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    For some reason it's hard to comprehend why this is illegal. It's the ATM's fault, and no one else would not do the same
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    September 2007
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    For some reason it's hard to comprehend why this is illegal. It's the ATM's fault, and no one else would not do the same
    because you're stealing the banks money
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    September 2006
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    what if he won more, would he only have had to give back the 1.5?
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    ASK ME ABOUT MY BACON FETISH
    Keelwar's Avatar
    September 2008
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    because you're stealing the banks money
    Well yeah, that obviously makes sense. But for some reason it just didn't make sense to me.

    I don't know.
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    April 2009
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    For some reason it's hard to comprehend why this is illegal. It's the ATM's fault, and no one else would not do the same
    Report it to the bank and they may give you a pat on the back. That's worth more than 1.5 million dollars.
    If the person patting you on the back made everything into pure gold.
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    August 2010
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    what if he won more, would he only have had to give back the 1.5?
    Win another 1.5 mil, give back the first 1.5 so no jail time
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    August 2010
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    Report it to the bank and they may give you a pat on the back. That's worth more than 1.5 million dollars.
    If the person patting you on the back made everything into pure gold.
    The shirt on your back is now gold, congratulations. You need someone to cut it open.
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    Dennab
    August 2005
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    Get $1.5 Million and you...gamble with it?
    Idiot. Could had get 1.5 million hookers instead.
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    November 2008
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    I'm curious as to how a single ATM was stocked with over $1.5 million.

    If I'd gotten that much out of one, the first two things I would've done was buy a house and a DeLorean.
    Probably stocked more because it's a casino ATM.
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    Quite frankly I would've just told the administrator of the ATM that it broke and gave them the money back. Not worth the risk.
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    January 2012
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    This man gets the opportunity that everyone wants, and he trys to get more?

    What a greedy fuck.
    What if he had a gambling addiction?
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    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    I'm curious as to how a single ATM was stocked with over $1.5 million.

    If I'd gotten that much out of one, the first two things I would've done was buy a house and a DeLorean.
    I read horse, I'm kind of disappointed now..
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    November 2010
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    what a terrible, selfish waste.
    He's going to a comfy white collar prison, he's gonna be happy. At least i think so.
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    June 2008
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    "DON'T MISS: How one man moved to the wilderness and turned his back on money >"

    fuck this guy i wanna read about a mountain man
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    January 2012
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    And of course bankers gamble with pretty much everyone's money and get away with it.
    Because banks don't work without money of their own. By investing deposits, they can make gains to allow them to continue operating. What would happen if the bank only had money that was deposited, and everyone withdrew?

    Edited:

    And of course bankers gamble with pretty much everyone's money and get away with it.
    Also, it's not like they will lose your money. Your deposit is insured, so you can't lose it.

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    Maybe he was trying to launder it in some way?
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    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
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    November 2007
    7,264 Posts
    He's going to a comfy white collar prison, he's gonna be happy. At least i think so.
    what the fuck are you talking about lol i was referring how he wasted 1.5 million dollars entirely on a casino, when he could've at least tried to do a little good with the money.

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    August 2007
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    I don't think it's fair on the guy to punish him for this. It's the banks fault if they can't make sure their ATM's work. If I went to withdraw money from MY account, and I could withdraw mass amounts of money that I didn't have, I would.
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    January 2012
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    I don't think it's fair on the guy to punish him for this. It's the banks fault if they can't make sure their ATM's work. If I went to withdraw money from MY account, and I could withdraw mass amounts of money that I didn't have, I would.
    That doesn't make it legal. He took money that didn't belong to him, and he did it knowingly.
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    what if he won more, would he only have had to give back the 1.5?
    By the time he won something he would only win a small amount of cash compared to 1.5 million.

    If he were smart he would have never gambled away with it. Just spend it on more reasonable stuff

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    February 2010
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    I don't think it's fair on the guy to punish him for this. It's the banks fault if they can't make sure their ATM's work. If I went to withdraw money from MY account, and I could withdraw mass amounts of money that I didn't have, I would.
    Not my fault I broke into your house, you shouldn't have left the door unlocked.
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    I wonder if he took out a smaller, more believable amount he could've gotten away with the bank just thinking it's a glitch.

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    Bentham's Avatar
    January 2012
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    I wonder if he took out a smaller, more believable amount he could've gotten away with the bank just thinking it's a glitch.
    Probably not. They have to do a count of the money at some point, especially if it appears an error has occurred. Further, he accessed the atm using his account, so that's likely how they caught him in the first place.

  37. Post #37
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    Dennab
    August 2009
    866 Posts
    Somebody gambles the banks money and gets jail time. Interesting reversal.
    Except when you give your money to the bank they openly tell you that they will invest it themselves, whereas this man stole the money illegally.

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    January 2006
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    15 months for $1.5 million? That doesn't sound *too* bad for the guy.
    If he were white, he'd probably just get community service and probation, and to keep the money.
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    Dennab
    November 2011
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    only 15 months in prison for effectively robbing a bank?

    brb
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    Dennab
    August 2009
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    If he were white, he'd probably just get community service and probation, and to keep the money.
    No, not at all.
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