Back in 2013 one bank worker in Germany fell asleep over his keyboard at his workplace and transferred 222 million euro instead of the 62 euro by accident.
The bank employee in question, whose name remains undisclosed, was so tired that he fell asleep on the job. The man was supposed to carry out a 62.40 euros transfer to somebody, but he fell asleep on his keyboard while he was still filling in the details of the transfer. The man’s finger was stuck on the key 2 while he was unconscious, so instead of filling in 62.40 euros he actually filled in 222,222,222.22 euros. In other words, the transfer stated a total of 222 million, 222 thousand and 222 euros. What’s even more shocking is the fact that the transfer was carried out completely.
As it turns out, the colleague of the guy, who fell asleep, was supposed to double check on the transfers, but somehow the other man also let the transfer go through without seeing anything out of place with it. Thus, the millions were accidentally transferred instead of the 64 euros.
As a result, the bank fired the two men. The colleague of the sleeper, who was 48 years old when the incident occurred, filed a court case against his employers. He claimed that he shouldn’t have been held responsible for his colleague’s initial mistake, because he was only there to verify the money transfers. The court decided that the bank should rehire the second bank worker at his previous position. There are no further reports of the other employer, who was the one to type in the 222 million euro transfer, but we’re pretty sure no bank would be willing to hire him ever again.