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Texas man becomes trillionaire only to have it taken away

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 8:18pm

An East Texas man made an unexpected discovery when he went to check the balance in his bank account. He found there was a lot more money in it than he expected, to the tune of more than $4 trillion. Reggie Theus says he couldn't believe his eyes. In fact, he says he was so stunned, he logged in and out of the banking system eight times just to see if the money would still be there, and it was every time.

"I was definitely surprised when i looked at my account and saw that much money in there. I looked it up and there's never been a trillionaire before, so, technically, i may be the first ever," said Theus.

But all good things must come to an end it seems. Theus' fortune disappeared as quickly as it came. It turns out the banking error was due to a glitch during an online banking update.


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