Bryan Man Arrested After $99K Payroll Error

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BRYAN What would you do if your pay check was a lot bigger than it should be?

That's what a fork lift driver in Bryan had to decide when he got nearly $100,000 more than expected from his employer, Texas Steel Conversion.

Bryan police say 25-year-old Cesar Saldivar was supposed to get $992.75 on that payday back in March. Instead, he was paid $99,275.

The after-tax amount deposited in Saldivar's account was $53,221.79, according to a police report.

Investigators say Saldivar withdrew the money from his bank account, and he's refusing to give it back. That's why the 25-year-old is facing criminal charges, even though it was his employer's accounting mistake.

"It's kind of like if you saw money sitting on the register, you know it's not yours. If you don't make attempts to find the owner, then you're committing theft," said Officer Kelley McKethan, Bryan Police Department.

Police arrested Saldivar Sunday and charged him with felony theft. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

If he's convicted, Saldivar could spend up to 10 years in jail.

Texas Steel Conversion has not gotten their money back yet.