The receipt left behind at a Capital One Bank in East Hampton Village this past month looked more like a lottery ticket. And whoever left behind the stub was a lucky man or woman because it showed almost $100 million in savings.
To be exact, the transaction, which took place on Saturday June 18th at 10:14 p.m. revealed $99,864,731.94 in a savings account. It also showed that the rich person withdrew $400 and paid $2.75 in ATM fees.
The receipt first showed up on the tabloid site Dealbreaker.com. According to the New York Post, Dealbreaker also was able to identify the account holder. He is supposedly the Appaloosa Management chief named David Tepper.
But Tepper claims it wasn’t him and joked to Dealbreaker.com that he “hadn’t used an ATM since Lehman.” Although Tepper and his family reside in New Jersey, they are known to frequent the Hamptons during the summer. Earlier this year, the Post reported that he spent almost $45 million on a Sagaponack mansion.
Why would he deny it? One reason makes a whole lot of sense. He told the Post, “I would never do something as irresponsible as leaving $100 million in a savings account.”
Could this receipt be the work of Photoshop?