A man was arrested after he deposited a $21,000 check a woman accidentally gave him.

Police investigated the theft of $21,000 after a handyman was accused of keeping the money that was accidentally written to him for a job.

Berklee Holm, 67, took the $21,000 a gift and thanked the Lord and deposited it to his account the same day.

The woman who gave him the job to do said the total was meant to be $4,200-$4500.

She accidentally wrote $21,000 on the check. According to police she called Holm multiple times a day, tried to get in contact with him other ways, police say he ignored all the calls.

According to the woman Holm also didn’t complete the work he was hired for on March 13th. The woman says the mistake happened when she wanted to pay him for half the work done, which was about $2,100, and accidentally wrote an extra zero.

Police Officer Darren Richmond said in a statement:

“He advised that once he saw the amount he ‘basically thanked the lord and put it in my (his) account,’”

Holm was arrested on Friday and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility for theft of mistakenly delivered property and a cash-only warrant. His bail was $10,000.


Updated: April 6, 2020 — 2:27 pm

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