Friday, May 22, 2009
They took the money and fled!
A Rotorua couple who fled the Country after receiving millions of dollars in a banking error, told a friend they were going on a holiday before disappearing.
It is believed they had applied to Westpac bank for a $10.000 loan but by an employee error, mistakenly deposited $10 million into their account.
The unamed couple believed to be Korean Leo Gao and his Kiwi girlfriend have not been seen since.
Rotorua police and Interpol began an investigation.
Finders Keepers? I think not!
If $10 million turned up in your account, could you keep it?
I know what I would do, you know the money is not yours and I would let the bank know of the error.
They've taken funds that they're not entitled to, that are not theirs. They have effectively become thieves, and will probably not get away with it.