Detroit Man Seizes On ATM Error, Goes On Gambling Spree

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A retired Detroit man took advantage of a broken ATM machine and went on a $1.5 million gambling spree at the city's three casinos before he was caught by authorities.

Ronald Page of Detroit is a retired worker for an automotive company who was found guilty in court this week of taking advantage of the faulty ATM machine. Page discovered the error when he found he was able to make unlimited cash withdrawals from the broken machine. He then proceeded to stuff his pockets full of cash and decided to do the logical thing; go on a gambling spree at Detroit's three casinos.

Although he was riding high on the windfall of cash, Page's luck was about to run out. He lost $1.5 million at the casinos and then was charged with stealing bank funds; a federal crime. He was found guilty this week and faces 15 months in a federal prison because he knew he did not have that kind of money in his account when he made the withdrawals.

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15 June 2012 - 5:34pm

Detroit is my hometwown and this is just the type of thing we are always railing about. We have such a negative image and it is because of bozos like this guy who make us all look bad.

It is a lot like the internet gambling industry to be honest. A few bad grapes spoil it all for us.

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19 June 2012 - 1:58am

What kind of an idiot finds an ATM that will dispense unlimited cash then decides it would be a good idea to gamble it all at the casino? Did he really think that would launder the money? He's sticking a card in the machine with his name on it for goodness sake. What a muppet!

He must have played heaps because I am assuming he didn't withdraw $1.5 million from the ATM. That would take days!

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19 June 2012 - 2:46am

Hey! Can you IMAGINE what YOU would do if a machine started spitting out unlimited 20 dollar bills? lol I would come back with a wig and glasses. Why did they have to spoil the poor guy's fun? He hit the jackpot without even having to go to the casino. lmbo!