Sara Gaspar thought she got the tip of a lifetime from Notre Dame University. She worked catering events for the school and received a $29,387 tip on April 17th. She claims to have tried to call the NDU catering department three times without receiving a response. Then, she says, she received a threatening call in June after the money was spent. NDU claims to have found the typing error, she should have received $29.87, in May and to have requested return of the money then. The school has filed suit accusing Gaspar of unjust enrichment, fraud and conversion. Gaspar says she is frightened and depressed and is paying for the school's mistake. Who do you believe?
     Posted By: patty - Wed Sep 16, 2009

before the usual suspects start crying- not weird!- i think receiving a 5 digit tip is very strange. i get that it was a typo, the 3 is right above the decimal point on the number pad. but most people who work in accounting are much more careful when filling out a check. the mistake should have been caught before the check went out. that said, she was foolish to spend the money it should have been obvious that it was a mistake. not a whole lot of brain power being shown on either side.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/16/09 at 04:57 PM
Well, if I am ever accused of anything I hope it is "unjust enrichment"...
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 09/16/09 at 05:35 PM
finding a winning lottery ticket on the sidewalk while you're out playing hooky from work. how's that for unjust enrichment? :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/16/09 at 06:18 PM
mark, believe me, i understand that sentiment. i used to work for the county i live in and due to the bs that was pulled with where i worked i HATE the county and have never voted for an incumbant or for a county initiative since. and i never ever will.(rat bastards it still pisses me off!)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/16/09 at 08:55 PM
Sounds like unsolicited income and, like unsolicited mail, it should be her's to keep. That said, her "trying to call" story is a bit weak. She needs to bolster it up to be a winner.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/16/09 at 11:40 PM
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