It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Boston woman briefly became a millionaire thanks to a banker’s error. Ellen Fleming, 26, received a voice mail from TD Ameritrade last week telling her that a deposit had been made to her account. She was stunned to find that her $50 balance had shot up to $1.1 million. Fleming said she considered saying nothing, but it “seemed like an opportunity that could lead me to federal prison, so it didn’t seem worth it.” She called the bank, which told her the money had been meant for another Ellen Fleming. “I was rich for 10 minutes,” Fleming said, “and I can tell you, life was in fact better.”
A border collie that became an online megastar in China and made its owner a millionaire has been rewarded with a luxurious $500,000 dog mansion, complete with spa and indoor pool. Owner Zhou Tianxiao was unemployed and aimless when he bought Sylar as a puppy four years ago. He posted videos of Sylar performing tricks on social media, and his dog soon had 800,000 followers, fame that Zhou used to launch a successful online dog food business. The dog mansion is his way of saying thank you to his furry friend. “Before Sylar, I had nothing to live for,” Zhou, 31, said. “He gave me a purpose.”
A Tennessee man ended up in cuffs after he ditched his date, stole her car, and used it to take another woman on a date. Faith Pugh was out with Kelton Griffin, 21, in her Volvo last week when he asked her to stop and buy him a cigar. When she came out, Griffin and the car were gone. Soon after, Pugh got a text from her godsister, saying that Griffin was taking her to a drive-in movie in the Volvo. Police arrested Griffin at the drive-in. “I never want to speak to him ever again,” Pugh said.