German bank employee naps on keyboard, transfers millions
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German bank employee naps on keyboard, transfers millions

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 17:40
 
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German bank employee naps on keyboard, transfers millions
Berlin: An obviously tired German bank employee fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transformed a minor transfer into a USD 293 million order, a court heard on Tuesday.

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.

AFP



First Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 17:40


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