Australian worker overpaid by $500,000

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A worker in Australia has been paid more than 100 times their normal salary because of a decimal point in the wrong place.

The worker was meant to get a salary of A$4,921.76 but instead found A$492,176 (NZ$537,000) in their account.

The mistake was reported by the territory’s auditor-general who put it down to human error.

The honest worker didn’t spend any of the extra money and returned it four weeks later.

He would have returned it earlier but he was based in a remote area of the Northern Territory and had to travel to a bank.

Hmmmm…….. what would you do?


33 Responses

  1. I would have used the money and say “I thought I earned it” and then say sorry and then repay them

  2. People should “PAY” attention to what they are doing in work. They are lucky this guy was honest about it and returned it

  3. To all those people who said they would keep the money, you actually could get arrested, do you really think that’s worth being behind bars?

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