Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

RUSH TO GET CASHPOINT 'FREE MONEY' ; Faulty Machine Hands out Twice as Much for an Hour

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

RUSH TO GET CASHPOINT 'FREE MONEY' ; Faulty Machine Hands out Twice as Much for an Hour

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SHOPPERS were given an early Christmas present when a supermarket cash machine started spitting out free money.

The faulty machine mistakenly dispensed DOUBLE amounts of money to delighted users in Fallow-field, Manchester.

Tesco bosses said a glitch to machinery at the store - which is located in the centre of the student suburb - caused the problem.

They said the cash machine dispensed twice the requested amount for about an hour on Wednesday night from around 10pm.

As a result, anyone who withdrew Pounds 10 would receive Pounds 20.

It is not known how much money was taken from the machine or how many people used it during the fault - or what, if any, action will be taken against those who exploited the glitch. …

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