CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Bridgeport Grandma Says Mystery $74,000 Was God-Sent; Police Disagree

Donna Hutchinson Says Money Appeared In Account Day After She Prayed
Money

Money File Photo (credit: Getty Images)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Was it pennies from Heaven?

Not quite.

A Bridgeport woman charged with theft told police she believed the $74,000 that mysteriously appeared in her bank account was “God-sent” after she prayed for relief from her financial problems.

So she used the money to pay off her bills.

But police told the Connecticut Post the money belonged to C-Town supermarket in Stratford and was mistakenly transferred into Donna Hutchinson’s account.

The 49-year-old grandmother was charged with felony larceny in late December.

Hutchinson faced foreclosure and mounting debt. She told police that a day after praying for help in October 2010, $4,000 appeared in her account and it swelled to $74,000 over the next two years.

The supermarket owner said People’s United Bank reimbursed him for his losses Wednesday.

Please share your thoughts below.

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)