Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Banker Falls Asleep On Keyboard, Mistakenly Transfers $300 Million

German banker fell asleep and accidentally transferred more than $300 million from his employer.
The man fell asleep on his keyboard and turned a small transfer into an enormous one, AFP reports.
He was supposed to transfer 62.40 euros to a retiree’s bank account. Instead, he “fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number two key on the keyboard” and sent 222,222,222.22 euros, or more than $300 million.

The bank quickly noticed the error and fixed it.
But the man’s co-worker was sacked for letting the error slip through when he verified the order.
A German court ruled Monday the man should get his job back.

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