US man jailed for taking $500 left by another customer at bank drive-thru

HandcuffsFilePhotoEClearfield, Pennsylvania (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man hoping to pass a fraudulent cheque instead stole $500 when he found the money left behind by another customer at a drive-thru bank window.

Twenty-eight-year-old Randy Gillen Jr was in the Clearfield County Jail on Monday, awaiting a February 11 preliminary hearing.

Police tell WJAC-TV that the Clearfield man hoped to cash a bogus $1,900 cheque at CNB Bank, but instead drove away when he saw the money left behind in the carrier tube from the previous customer on January 29.

Police say Gillen later tried to pass the bad check at another bank, and was rebuffed before Clearfield police found him last Wednesday, hiding in his girlfriend’s closet.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.

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