Q: Does the owner of a deposit accepting ATM machine own the cash inside as well?
Scenario: I have my own personal deposit-accepting atm machine that only I use, no one else. I make a deposit of $100 into my checking account using a $100 bill. I then physically open the ATM machine and take out that $100 bill that was just inserted (but my checking account balance remains the same since all I did was physically take the bill out the atm). With that same $100 bill, i make another deposit into my checking account. Now my checking account has went up $200 using a single $100 bill. Did i break any law in this scenario? My assumption is that since i am the owner of the atm, i have the authority to remove that $100 bill from the inside of the atm and do as I wish with it.
A: If I were you I would have a banking lawyer on retainer, to help you when the going gets really tough.
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