Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up
Posted at 4:50 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 04:50:03-04

BOSTON (AP) — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire.

Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account.

The 26-year-old opened the company’s app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1 million instead of the $50 that she had left a few months ago.

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Fleming tells The Boston Globe that she immediately thought about quitting her job and paying her student loans. Instead, she called the consultant back and informed them of the mix-up.

Fleming says the money was meant for a woman with the same name who lives in Florida.

She jokes that in her obituary she would like to be referred to as a “one-time millionaire.”