Who wants to be a millionaire?

22 May 2009
There’s a story out of New Zealand this week that people who have control of a company’s purse strings should heed. It’s of a hard up couple – now dubbed the “runaway millionaires” – who apparently applied to a bank for a NZ$10,000 (£3,900) overdraft but ended up with NZ$10 million (£3.9 million) deposited instead. The recipients are reportedly now on the run offshore, while the bank, aided by police, does its best to recover the missing funds. It’s the sort of tale that makes many workers slip into a daydream about what they would do with such an unexpected windfall … and the sort of tale likely to make bill payers break into a cold sweat. There’s bound to be many more details to come on this case but in the meantime, do you have any advice for the bank? What about for the “runaway millionaires” – should they try their luck or fess up and hand the booty back?
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