A temporary clerical worker became a temporary millionaire when a bank accidentally put $7.5 million in her money market account.
Elizabeth Shilling thought at first the nine-digit number on her receipt was a bank code when she deposited $132.28 on Sept. 28 at a PSFS branch.The next day, she realized the bank teller mistakenly had credited her account with $7,500,132.28. Later that day, a note from the bank confirmed the error.
"We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused," it said.
The widowed mother of four admitted to fleeting thoughts of moving to a tropical island or buying a word processor but said she never seriously considered trying.
Bank spokeswoman Rebecca Brinks said errors of such size occasionally occur.