A Man in Chile Vanished After He Got Paid 286 Times His Salary

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A man in Chile who was unintentionally paid 286 times his usual salary left the country. The banking blunder happened in May, and the individual promised his boss that he would reimburse him for the overpayment. Instead, he left his position and disappeared. Let’s face it, the majority of people would probably act similarly.

Cash Money!

Due to an accounting error, the corporation paid him a salary of 165,398,851 Chilean pesos rather than the standard amount of 500,000 pesos. This comes out to almost $180,000. Since he regularly earns $547 for a month’s worth of work, we have no choice but to assume that he’s currently pulling a Scrooge McDuck and swimming in a pool of riches and gold. This is the only reasonable explanation, given the circumstances.

According to a website that covers financial news, the man was employed by Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos (Cial), which is regarded as one of the leading producers of cold-cut meats in Chile. Cial made contact with the affected worker to have a conversation about the incorrect payment once the human resources department found the big banking issue.

The Dream Salary

According to Diario Financiero, the individual agreed to arrange the reimbursement by visiting his bank the following morning, but he failed to report for duty. His employers made numerous attempts to call, text, and WhatsApp the individual, but were unsuccessful in getting through to him. That was their final encounter with their suddenly wealthy employee. On June 2, he did, however, resign from his job through his attorney. Cial has now filed a lawsuit against its former employee in an effort to recover the money.

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The business is currently pursuing its former employee for money laundering in the hopes of recouping some of the stolen dollars. So far, no one has been arrested. This individual was being paid a little more than Chile’s minimum salary, which would be a huge gain for anyone if they received 286 times their normal compensation.