The Madison County Sheriff’s Department says 18-year-old Steven Fields of Hull in northeastern, Ga., turned himself in Friday.
He faces a charge of theft by taking. A home phone number for Fields could not be located, and it was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
The department says a teller at a bank in Hull inadvertently deposited a check for approximately $31,000 into the wrong account. Authorities say the money was spent on purchases at a car dealership, various stores and a fast-food restaurant.
Authorities say there was an effort to come to an agreement between Fields and the bank and that Fields said he couldn’t repay the money.