This item from the Mirror describes a worker's spending spree after a paycheck snafu. -Editor
A construction worker splashed out a fortune on partying and fast living after his boss paid him £40,000 too much - because he got a
decimal point in the wrong place.
Steven Burke blew £28,000 on a new car, cocaine , booze and hotels after the costly blunder by his company.
He was expecting a pay check of £446.60 - but couldn't believe his luck when a massive £44,660 dropped into his bank
A court heard the company director put his decimal point in the wrong place.
But instead of letting them know, Burke filled his boots with designers clothes and online gambling.
He told a court he thought he had been a lucky victim of 'cyber crime'.
Yeah, right. Nigerian princes wire money into my account every other day, and I have to empty three ATMs to withdraw it all. -Editor
To read the complete articles, see:
Worker blows fortune on bender after boss gets
decimal point wrong and pays him £40,000 too much (www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/worker-blows-fortune-bender-after-8368286)
Misplaced decimal point gives extra £40,000 to worker,
who spends it (http://boingboing.net/2016/07/08/misplaced-decimal-point-gives.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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