ATMs give clients free cash

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

C O MMON­WEALTH Bank cus­tomers who may have t hought they hit the jack­pot when they were able to with­draw more money than was in their ac­count will have to pay the funds back.

Some Syd­ney Com­mon­wealth Bank au­to­matic teller ma­chines were yes­ter­day dis­pens­ing large amounts of cash thanks to a tech­ni­cal glitch. NSW Po­lice said they re­ceived‘‘ nu­mer­ous re-ports’’ of cash be­ing dis­pensed from more than 40 ATMs.

‘‘ The ATM ... can’t iden­tify the cus­tomers’ ac­count bal­ance,’’ a bank spokesman said.

‘‘ Some have de­lib­er­ately with­drawn more money than is in their ac­count ... and we will be r ecoup­ing t hose funds.’’

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