Can the police be involved if someone accidentally gave you too much money?

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Marcus5iM45
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My friend borrowed £100 from me in February and said she would return it in a week. However, this was not the case and I had to bombard for her for it back until last night she returned it but accidentally sent me £1000 instead.
As she messed me around all year I think I might hold on to the extra £900 for a while.

I told her my app wasn’t working and then told her I was too busy to return the money. Now she’s putting “GiVe mE tHe ****ing mOnEy BacK or I’m GoIng to ThE pOLicE”.
Now I don’t know what to do. Help!!!!!!
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(Original post by Marcus5iM45)
My friend borrowed £100 from me in February and said she would return it in a week. However, this was not the case and I had to bombard for her for it back until last night she returned it but accidentally sent me £1000 instead.
As she messed me around all year I think I might hold on to the extra £900 for a while.

I told her my app wasn’t working and then told her I was too busy to return the money. Now she’s putting “GiVe mE tHe ****ing mOnEy BacK or I’m GoIng to ThE pOLicE”.
Now I don’t know what to do. Help!!!!!!
Just give it to her back
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£900 is a lot to keep from her. It’s also petty and rude. Give it back and grow up
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another day, another unbelievable, unbearable TSR :bell:end
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Ummm, potentially yes. Whether the police can do anything is another matter, but she can take you to court and instances where the amount you've received is obviously wrong, I.E 1000 rather than the intended 100, you will likely find the judge will take your friend's side.

Also, if this real I suspect you'll ask since you were supposedly messed around, you can't 'charge' her interest or late fees as you didn't have a contract written up stating such things. If you gave her back the money, but kept some as a 'late fee' or 'interest' she'd steamroll you in court.
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Return it, you cant ereally get in trouble for just taking your sweet time about it but theres nothing to be gained about it and you really dont want her to follow through on the police as that will go on a file, even if there is no criminal charge etc.
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The police won't get involved for you being given too much money. They can get involved for you depriving someone of something that belongs to them.

"Theft Act 1968: A person appropriating property belonging to another without meaning the other permanently to lose the thing itself is nevertheless to be regarded as having the intention of permanently depriving the other of it if his intention is to treat the thing as his own to dispose of regardless of the other’s rights; and a borrowing or lending of it may amount to so treating it if, but only if, the borrowing or lending is for a period and in circumstances making it equivalent to an outright taking or disposal."
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Yes, you are likely committing the offense of 'dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit' contrary to the Theft Act.
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Just stop being as much of a ******** as she was? More so in fact because you're also being petty and, let's be honest, £900 is vastly more than £100.
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