Houston ATM gives out $100 bills instead of $20s

By Ben Hooper
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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An ATM was taken out of service in Houston after customers reported it was distributing $100 bills instead of $20 bills.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the Bank of America ATM was swarmed by customers Sunday evening after a social media post alerted locals that the cash machine near Interstate 45 and Farm to Market Road 1960 in Harris County had given out a $100 bill instead of the requested $20.


Police said fights broke out at the ATM before deputies arrived to calm the scene and stop customers from exploiting the apparent glitch.

The ATM remained out of service Monday while the bank investigated. It was unclear how many $100 bills had been mistakenly distributed and whether customers who took them had committed a crime.

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