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[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]

Couple flee after bank mistakenly gives them $10m

Interpol are hunting a couple who fled New Zealand after a bank reportedly paid more than £3.8 million into their account by mistake.

By Paul Chapman in Wellington
Last Updated: 5:45AM BST 21 May 2009

The Asian couple had applied for an overdraft of NZ$10,000 but are understood to have received $10 million in the blunder.

They disappeared earlier this month, two days after receiving their windfall.


A spokesman for Westpac Bank said the overpayment was the result of “human error” and that the bank was reviewing its procedures.

He said the bank was “pursuing vigorous criminal and civil action to recover the sum of money stolen”.

Police, who refused to confirm the amount involved, have asked Interpol for help in finding the couple.

Detective Senior Sergeant David Harvey said Westpac considered that what had happened was theft or fraud, through the use of a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage.

He said the amount had been “mistakenly advanced” but that some of the money had since been recovered.

Claire Matthews, a banking lecturer at New Zealand’s Massey University, said the business owners would be hard pressed to argue that they honestly believed they were entitled to such a huge amount.

“They’ve taken funds that they’re not entitled to, that are not theirs,” she said.
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Re: *** LOL GO FOR IT - Couple flee after bank mistakenly gives them $10m
it was probably tax payer bailout money...so in away it is theirs....wooot
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05/21/2009 07:23 AM
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Re: *** LOL GO FOR IT - Couple flee after bank mistakenly gives them $10m
You know I find it so funny, that if a Bank GIVES you 10m dollars.
Its instantly stealing?
If you send someone a bank wire, giving them money.
And you make a mistake, the bank isn't taking it back for you.
Yet if the bank makes a mistake, and you keep it, you have stolen it?
Yet you didn't take it without their permission, they GAVE it to you by putting it in YOUR account.
I find this to be extremely fucked up that the Police should get involved in something that clearly should be a civil matter.
This is corruption at the highest level.
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05/21/2009 07:24 AM
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Nice!!!! Lucky bastards
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05/21/2009 07:24 AM
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You know I find it so funny, that if a Bank GIVES you 10m dollars.
Its instantly stealing?
If you send someone a bank wire, giving them money.
And you make a mistake, the bank isn't taking it back for you.
Yet if the bank makes a mistake, and you keep it, you have stolen it?
Yet you didn't take it without their permission, they GAVE it to you by putting it in YOUR account.
I find this to be extremely fucked up that the Police should get involved in something that clearly should be a civil matter.
This is corruption at the highest level.
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Agreed. Bank screwed up
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05/21/2009 07:25 AM
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HA !

good for them, I wish them luck.
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05/21/2009 07:27 AM
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the banks problem..... i hope they spend it wisely.
they should reinvest it in the banks shares, then when they lose it all, say look we gave you it back you useless fucks and now you go lose it again
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05/21/2009 07:28 AM
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They got a BAILOUT!
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05/21/2009 07:29 AM
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The bank did that with a deposit at work once---added too many zero's. I called the bank and let them know their error.
It was nine million something.

Stupid me, eh?
But then again, I like where I live and the people I know
too much to leave.
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05/21/2009 07:30 AM
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Err...how the hell do you make that mistake? I might understand an error of one zero by a distracted cashier...but $10 mill?

Keep an eye on this, I'd bet good odds that there's more to this than the initial story...perhaps an insider scam.
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05/21/2009 07:32 AM
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RUN barbie RUN!
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05/21/2009 07:32 AM
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If you give someone money, they aren't stealing it.
How is it when a Bank gives someone money, they can say they stole it?
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05/21/2009 07:33 AM
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Re: *** LOL GO FOR IT - Couple flee after bank mistakenly gives them $10m
So instead of creating 10k debt money out of thin air the bank created 10mil. No big deal.
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Rio
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I wouldn't like to be in the employee shoes...
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Big deal, just print a couple of milions more, as they constantly do.
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Big deal, just print a couple of milions more, as they constantly do.
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They rarely print these days. They just enter a number into an account. Much easier for them, if they can store a roomful of cash in several bytes :)
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05/21/2009 07:42 AM
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Err...how the hell do you make that mistake? I might understand an error of one zero by a distracted cashier...but $10 mill?

Keep an eye on this, I'd bet good odds that there's more to this than the initial story...perhaps an insider scam.
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probably... the person who made the mistake had already agreed to a portion of the money lol
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oooooh, Im jealous !
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Re: *** LOL GO FOR IT - Couple flee after bank mistakenly gives them $10m
You know I find it so funny, that if a Bank GIVES you 10m dollars.
Its instantly stealing?
If you send someone a bank wire, giving them money.
And you make a mistake, the bank isn't taking it back for you.
Yet if the bank makes a mistake, and you keep it, you have stolen it?
Yet you didn't take it without their permission, they GAVE it to you by putting it in YOUR account.
I find this to be extremely fucked up that the Police should get involved in something that clearly should be a civil matter.
This is corruption at the highest level.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 676025


^ Exactly
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1rof1@the stupid bank!!!
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Well they didn't just get the money deposited. It was an overdraft. I think that makes it a kind of revolving credit account. So presumably they are supposed to pay it back.

Maybe they can work out a payment plan, like $150 a month?
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05/21/2009 08:10 AM
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Sigh! Why don't things like that ever happen to me?

So have you ever been given more in change than you were supposed to receive, and return it?

and...

Did you embarrassingly feel regret about doing so?
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05/21/2009 08:11 AM
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Well they didn't just get the money deposited. It was an overdraft. I think that makes it a kind of revolving credit account. So presumably they are supposed to pay it back.

Maybe they can work out a payment plan, like $150 a month?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 658410

lol
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05/21/2009 08:33 AM
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Bank Error in your Favour.
Collect $10M
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I hope they are being smart about it.
It works out at about US$6 million.

With that they can disappear forever, IF they are playing smart.

Good luck you crazy kids.
Damn the man!
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Bank Error in your Favour.
Collect $10M
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 683972



come on - they re printing trillions anyway. so wht is 10 million. anyway i m sure the couple will stimulate the economy like buying airplane tickets and hotel stays...
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05/21/2009 09:18 AM
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A couple of clicks of the keyboard should fix the missing money, whats the problem?
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A couple of clicks of the keyboard should fix the missing money, whats the problem?
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Nope, they cashed it out in pennies grinning
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stop stealing the digits from my computer screen
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We have two new heroes, modern day accidental Robin Hoods, hooray for the couple I say. After all the usury theft and manipulation of our entire globe, of course we applaud the little guys who got a break. Let's have more of that where the common citizen wins over the criminal banksters!





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