Cheralyn Coatney of Shreveport Louisiana must have thought she won the scratch off lottery and nobody told her. It must have been a blessed day when she logged on to check her bank account balance only to find out that she was $10,477 richer than she was supposed to be.
The ex-manager for Central Systems, Inc was moving on in her career at Central Systems to another career destination. She knew that she had a final check payment coming from Central Systems but, according to reports, that payment due was only for $1,528.
However, reports say that when Cheralyn Coatney checked her account she had received two direct deposit wire transfers from Central Systems instead of just the one. And the additional deposit was for a whopping $10,477 on top of the $1,528 deposit!
Investigation officials allege that the company attempted to contact Cheralyn Coatney on many occasions, and allege that she refused to return the money. That is reportedly when officials were called and Cheralyn Coatney was taken into custody for felony theft.
Sheriff’s Detective Yomeka Evans who investigated the Coatney case and booked the suspect into the Caddo Correctional Center.
According to the local media reports, Sheriff Steve Prator has alluded to the fact that Coatney’s alleged refusal to return the money is what landed her in the slammer.
We would not be surprised if the bail for Coatney’a release was set at $10,477.
What do you think? Do you think that Coatney should have returned the cash? $10,477 is a lot of money these days to most people. But is it worth jail? You tell us. What would you have done?