Last April, in Hesse, in western Germany, a bank clerk FELL ASLEEP on his keyboard. At the time, he was transferring $85 into a customer's account. But when he fell asleep, his hand landed on the "2."
And he accidentally transferred 222,222,222.22 in Euros into the account. That's the equivalent of 295.7 million U.S. dollars. His supervisor DIDN'T NOTICE, and the transfer went through.
The guy who was suddenly hundreds of millions of dollars richer either didn't notice or was TOO ETHICAL to withdraw it all . . . and flee to Antigua to eat caviar off the smooth bronzed thighs of unthinkably gorgeous women for the rest of his life.
Another coworker ended up spotting it and fixing it. The clerk who made the mistake wasn't fired . . . but the supervisor who missed the mistake WAS. She'd been an employee at the bank for 26 years.
This is in the news now because a labor court in Germany ruled the supervisor only should've been reprimanded, not fired. So they ordered the bank to reinstate her.