Man Waiting for $1,700 Stimulus Check Sees Millions in His Bank Account


As people continue to deal with COVID-19, the first federal stimulus checks are on the way for Americans.

An Indiana man was utterly blown away after he went to the ATM during the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles Calvin, a volunteer firefighter in New Chicago, Indiana, told WGN that he was expecting his first stimulus payment. He was shocked when he saw his account.

"I went to the ATM at the Family Express, and once I withdrew $200 out of my account, I looked at the available balance still left in my account," he said.

Calvin said when he opened up his account, he saw that he had $8.2 million in it. He was only supposed to get $1,700.

The firefighter was in total shock, and he reran his card when it said the same amount.

Calvin then called the bank, and they reported back to him that the amount wasn't in his account anymore. The bank did say his $1,700 stimulus check was deposited. He is wondering now taxpayers are receiving less than they should be.

"It kind of sucks," he said. "You go from being a millionaire one second then back to being broke again. But hey, once you're poor, you don't have anywhere else to go but up."

Calvin said he still isn't sure if this was an error on behalf of the federal government.

Now, many people are wondering when they will receive their checks.

If you already have a direct deposit set up with the federal government for your tax refund, you should expect the money to appear in your bank account in mid-April or soon after. If you don't have direct deposit, look for your check in the mail beginning in early May. The lower the income you have, the sooner you'll get it.

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