If your employer accidently deposits 100,000 instead of 1,000
An American man who mistakenly received a hundredfold his salary, refuses to give the money back, and is now risking ten years in prison.
Cesar Jaime Saldivar, a 25-year-old forklift driver, could in February not believe his eyes when he saw his payslip. Adorned on the paper was the large amount of $ 99 275, while the sum of $ 992.75 was supposed to be. A big mistake of Texas Steel Conversion, the company Saldivar works.
After deduction of taxes and social security Saldivar had about $ 55,000 left on which he promptly opened a new bank account. A few days later he withdraw on two occasions a large sum of money, of 20,000 and 25,000 dollars.
When his employer got wind of the error, Saldivar was asked to give the money back. The money could be payed back through a monthly scheme.
“We have had a fifteen minutes talk with him and tried to convince him to give the money back,” says the personnel department of the company. “But he feels he has done nothing wrong. He also said he no longer had a share of the money and asked for some time to think. ”
The company then contacted the police, who arrested Saldivar on Sunday. The man had to pay a deposit of $ 10,000 and risking ten years in prison for theft.