The bank giveth and the bank taketh away: a real estate employee in Chuzhou city, Anhui province momentarily enjoyed a hefty eight-billion yuan deposit that, seemingly miraculously, showed up in his bank account one day. The bank soon after took the money out and apologized to the man upon realizing that it was a system error.
Li discovered the sum of money in his bank account as he went to transfer funds into his savings account, people.cn reports.
Before Li had the chance to call the police, ahem, he found the “god-sent” money had already been transferred out of his account at 11 p.m. in the evening.
Baffled, he went to the bank for an explanation. A bank employee explained that the error might have occurred during an upgrade of the bank’s computer system. The bank apologized to Li for the mistake, and didn’t even give him a mug.
In December, a Sichuan woman experienced similar false excitement when she saw 496 million yuan had accidentally been transferred into her account. She returned the money to the bank immediately after.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via anhui.cc]