Seriously, can you blame them?

A New Zealand couple asked their bank for a $NZ10,000 overdraft. The bank deposited $NZ10,000,000 into their account. Oops.
Now it's at least possible that this couple considered doing the right (or at least, legal) thing, by returning the money to the bank. But ultimately, they chose to seize the day - and the money - instead, and are now on the run, being pursued by NZ police and Interpol. (,27753,25515799-462,00.html)
     Posted By: shadowkat - Thu May 21, 2009

Trolling again, Davie?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/21/09 at 05:38 AM
And when they get caught, they'll sell the movie rights for another 10 mil. 😊
Posted by Jmonkeh on 05/21/09 at 08:42 AM
If it happened here, the bank would probably just ask for a bailout. Hmmm...
Posted by Matt in Florida on 05/21/09 at 09:17 AM
In the game Monopoly, you could draw cards that read "Bank Error in your Favor..." you never had to pay that money back. I don't think it's fair of this bank to expect to get their money back either.
Posted by Nethie on 05/21/09 at 11:31 AM
I'm sure that if I accidentally paid the bank, I'd nver see that money again. If banks had to live with their mistakes, maybe they would tighten up their operations!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 05/21/09 at 12:14 PM
I have family that used to work in a bank and if the bank makes a mistake they have to ask for the money back, but if the person doesn't want to give it back then the banks out the money. Just like in Monopoly, like Nethie said.
Posted by mdb777 on 05/21/09 at 01:59 PM
@Nethie - Also it would have been much cooler had they made their escape on the back of a giant metal schnauzer.
Posted by Jmonkeh on 05/21/09 at 02:16 PM
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