And finally… money for nothing

A man has fled after receiving 330 times his normal monthly salary due to a payroll error.

The worker, an employee of Chilean food producer Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos, received a paycheck of 165,398,851 Chilean pesos (£146,000), for the month of May - Fox News reports. This is more than 300 times his usual monthly salary of 500,000 Chilean pesos (£442).

He immediately made his manager aware of the overpayment and agreed to the HR department’s request for the surplus amount. Upon visiting his bank the following day, however, he instead withdrew the money and cut off communications with his employer.

The man stopped coming into work and has since tendered his resignation through his attorney, who wrote to Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos.

The firm has since filed a complaint against the man.

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