The company transferred millions of dollars by mistake. She didn’t even notice for half a year

The company transferred millions of dollars by mistake. She didn’t even notice for half a year
The company transferred millions of dollars by mistake. She didn’t even notice for half a year

Cryptocurrency giant Crypto.com lost $10.5 million (about a quarter of a billion crowns) in May of last year due to an employee error. When entering the account number, the worker made a mistake and the money accidentally landed with the Australian Thevamanogari Manivelová.

However, the errors were not noticed by the Singapore-based company until seven months later, during an audit. By that time, Manivel had already spent or transferred some of the money.

The company therefore decided to recover the amount in court. In February of this year, the Supreme Court of Victoria ruled in favor of the company, and Manivelova froze not only the account where the amount arrived, but also the others where she sent the money.

However, the company did not add up the original amount. An Australian court heard the woman gave $1.35 million to her sister Thilagavathy Gangadory, who bought a four-bedroom house for them in Craigieburn, north of Melbourne.

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According to the court, however, Gangadoryová does not communicate with the company’s lawyers. The default judgment thus calls for the sister to sell the house, with the money going to Crypto.com. The woman must also pay $27,369 in interest and court costs.

“There is no doubt that if you saw (the money) in your account, you would know that it should not be there. And then it’s up to you to call the sender and say, look, it shouldn’t have come to my account,” commented Justin Lawrence of the law firm Henderson and Ball Lawyers for the Australian server 7NEWS.

The money received so far represents only a partial win for the company. The case will return to court in October.

The article is in Czech

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