Police: Pa. couple spent windfall from bank error

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple is behind bars
after police say they failed to call the bank when a glitch put an
extra $175,000 in their account.

Authorities say 50-year-old Randy Pratt and 36-year-old Melissa
Pratt instead withdrew the money, quit their jobs and moved to
Florida. They were buying a house in the Orlando area when the
mistake was traced.

The two were arraigned Tuesday on theft and other charges and
jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail. A public defender was being
assigned.

A $1,772.50 deposit showed up in their FNB Bank account last
summer as $177,250. Police say Melissa Pratt said her husband, a
roofing installer, often got large checks and she wasn't aware of
any error.
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