According to reports, a worker in Chile submitted his resignation and was never found after his job Accidentally Paid 300 Times His Salary due to a payroll error.
Accidentally Paid 300 Times His Salary
The worker, a dispatch assistant at cold meats manufacturer Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos, was paid 165,398,851 Chilean pesos ($180,418) for the month of May. He was only supposed to be paid about 500,000 Chilean pesos, or $545.
As per local media outlet Diario Financiero, the worker initially informed his manager of the massive overpayment.
The manager would then report the problem to human resources, who would instruct the employee to return the extra money to his bank.
HAI AN, CHINA – JUNE 16: A bank employee deals with US $100 banknotes on June 16, 2022 in Hai an, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo courtesy of Xu Jinbai/VCG via Getty Images.)
He agreed to go to the bank the next day, but he kept the money and ignored his employer’s communications for the next few days.
The man then offered his resignation in a letter to the company, which was sent by his attorney. The worker has not been heard from since, according to Diario Financiero.
The Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos has filed a complaint against the worker, alleging misappropriation of funds, but no arrests have been made as of yet.