To his credit, he spoke with the bank manager and teller, insisting that it wasn't his. They insisted that it was, and told him to go spend it. So our economy being in the gutter that it grows in, he invests it in futures, loses half a million there, gives away $10K to family, and goes on a shopping spree that covers everything from dental implants to colonics.
Apparently Commerce Bank messed up the Social Security numbers of two men with the same name. Four weeks later, the real account owner reads the bank statements and notices the $2 million bank drain. And now this KeySpan Engergy salesman is being charged with grand larceny.
The moral of the story, aside from always check your bank statements, is that if you find $5.8 million anywhere, for the love of god just leave it alone and call the police. And stay away from futures.