Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Banker Sleeps On Keyboard, Accidentally Transfers Millions
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.
The case was taken to court by the man's 48-year-old colleague who was fired for letting the mistake slip
through when verifying the order.
The court ruled that the plaintiff should be reinstated in his job.