$88 Billion Deposited in Va. Couple's Account - NBC4 Washington

$88 Billion Deposited in Va. Couple's Account

Billions of dollars = bad news for Virginia couple



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    This is probably the only time you'll ever hear anyone complain about having too much money.

    The Hickman family of Chesterfield, Va., recently noticed a little extra cash in their checking account -- $88 billion to be exact.

    Instead of spending the money, the Hickmans decided to call SunTrust Bank to report the error. Even after talking to several bank employees, no one seemed to know how the problem occurred or how to fix it.

    Eventually, SunTrust told the Hickmans it would have to freeze their account until Monday morning. The Hickmans in turn were left spending the entire weekend without any money.

    Stephanie Hickman said she couldn't even afford groceries.

    "I'm not saying that the $88 billion is my money, but the $150 at least that we had in the account was my money, and now I can't even access that," she said.

    SunTrust is now trying to clear up the problem, so that the couple can use the checking account again.