What would you do if you checked your bank account and found you had mistakenly been paid 300 times your normal salary?
Well, one employee who discovered he had been paid approximately 300 times his salary, did the unthinkable.
The worker, a dispatch assistant at cold meats manufacturer Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos, received a paycheck of 165,398,851 Chilean pesos, or $180,418, for the month of May. He was only supposed to be paid about 500,000 Chilean pesos, or $545.
The unnamed staff member at Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos in Chile did initially raise the eye-watering overpayment for May with his manager who then flagged it to HR.
He agreed to return the cash and promised to go to the bank the following day. But instead of giving it back, the man withdrew it and hasn’t been seen since.
His employer Consorcio tried to make contact with the man over the next three days but to no avail, according to local media outlet Diario Financiero.
They later received contact from the unnamed man’s lawyers who informed Consorcio that the man had resigned from his position with the company.
After no sign of contact, bosses at the company decided to file a complaint with law officials charging the man with misappropriation of fund.
The average take home pay in Chile is £750 a month, £300 more than the unnamed man was receiving.
No arrests have been made so far.