Friday, October 12, 2012

Family Returns Check For $690 Million

Family Returns Check For $690 Million, An ordinary envelope held a big surprise for a college student - but his mom says he knew just what to do. Student returns check for a half-billion dollars, Let's face it: We could all imagine what to do with a little extra cash. But when Allen Smith received his monthly Veterans Affairs dependency check, it contained an unimaginable amount. Instead of the usual $650, it was made out for a half-billion dollars. Billion.

The 22-year-old receives a dependency check from the Department of the Treasury to help with college expenses, because his father served in the U.S. Air Force. It's just usually not that much.

Still, that's a lot of textbooks.

Smith's mother, Patricia Attwood Smith, told WTVM, "He immediately, immediately went to the VA officer at Fort Benning ... (and) turned in the check." She added she is proud of her son and knows his father is smiling down on him. So where does the $690,000,000 actually belong? That remains a mystery.


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