DANIELSVILLE, Ga. (AP) – A northeast Georgia man has been sentenced for spending part of a $30,000 check that was mistakenly deposited into his bank account.

CBS46 reported Monday that Steven Fields of Hull was sentenced to 10 years of probation and is ordered to pay restitution to a 70-year-old victim of the same name who lives in the same small town.

Madison County sheriff’s officials said in March 2014 that Fields was charged with theft by taking after a bank teller accidentally deposited a check for about $31,000 into his account that was intended for another customer also named Steven Fields.

Authorities have said Fields spent the money at a car dealership, various stores and a fast-food restaurant.


Information from: WGCL-TV, http://www.cbsatlanta.com/index.html

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