In 2011, a 29-year-old Australian bartender…

In 2011, a 29-year-old Australian bartender found an ATM glitch that allowed him to withdraw way beyond his balance. In a bender that lasted four-and-half months, he managed to spend around $1.6 million of the bank’s money.

“Being able to make your account balance move up into the millions by the stroke of a key was a very addictive thing; I felt like a caveman discovering fire.”

Bank of America was originally…

Bank of America was originally founded as Bank of Italy, in America. They survived the Great San Fran Earthquake and were the first bank to open after it. Turns out, the bank owners had smuggled the money out of the city right after the quake. The fires consumed most of downtown and left the other banks with hot, unopenable vaults. BOA had money on hand to restart things.

And Wells Fargo was originally a stagecoach transport service. They mostly transported money across the nation, so they began developing a network of locations from coast to coast.