A man in Chile received a monthly payment that mistakenly paid him 300 times his normal salary, which he chose to promptly run off with.
The unnamed man worked for a frozen food giant called Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos (Cial), who are one of the largest producers of cold cuts in the country.
He was supposed to receive from them about 500,000 pesos (about A$780) for the month. Instead, he got an eye-popping overpay of over 150 million pesos, in excess of A$230,000.
The man did raise the matter with his employer on 30 May initially, and he agreed to go to the bank the next day to return the cash.
But he apparently was not in the mood because he never showed up to the bank to start sorting out the overpayment and no one was able to get a hold of him.
The man did apparently give them some communication, in the form of his resignation via a lawyer on 2 June.
All the funds have reportedly been withdrawn, and the company is of course taking legal steps against their former employee.
The company has filed a complaint with law officials, and he has now been charged with misappropriation of funds.
Cial’s legal action says, “he was informed and clarified that this money did not correspond to the payment of any service”.
No arrests have been made yet by the authorities at the time of writing and the man has still not emerged from his disappearance, so far no one has seen or heard from him.
How would you react to finding 300 times your usual salary popping up in your bank account?