Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Achtung! German Bank Employee Fell Asleep And Accidentally Transferred 222 Million Euros

From BI: An obviously tired German bank employee fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transformed a minor transfer into a 222 million euro ($293 million) order, a court heard.  The Hessen labour court heard that the man was supposed to transfer just 62.40 euros from a bank account belonging to a retiree, but instead "fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number 2 key on the keyboard" -- making it a huge 222,222,222.22 euro order.

The bank discovered the mistake shortly afterwards and corrected the error….

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/german-banker-transfers-millions-2013-6#ixzz2VvCbUHgS

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