Let’s hope she kept those receipts!
Rule #1 of banking — Every banking error Must be paid back.
So when a girl in South Africa discovered big money in her Financial Aid account, what did she do?
Did she contact the bank and figure out what was going on?
Did she hang on to it until things got sorted out?
Or did she do something really, really stupid?
Well, obviously, if she had done the right thing, we wouldn’t be sharing her story, would we?
She’s 27. You’d think she’d be old enough to know better.
According to local media outlets, the 27-year-old Walter Sisulu University student went on lavish shopping sprees with the money. — NY Daily News
The Herald Live reports that she started coming to class in designer outfits and threw her friends over-the-top parties. It was her new extravagant lifestyle that ultimately raised suspicion and led to another WSU student alerting school officials.
“She bought an iPhone 7 and clothes for herself and each of her friends,” one student told the outlet. “She suddenly appeared at lectures wearing designer clothes and she pimped up her crew of friends.”– NYDailyNews<
Sixty thousand dollars of unchecked spending later, they realized the mistake.
Have fun paying THAT back, missy.
Mani has been ordered to pay back the money she spent. Intellimi said legal action may be taken for the misappropriation of funds.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, Mani said she had alerted officials about the money in her account.
“Today my personal life has become a social media scandal. I have been named and shamed in public. Today, I am a bad person, a person who stole the money of students,” she wrote, according to Herald Live. “With that being said, and being named a thief, but as we all know in every story there is truth and there are lies with the very same story.” — NYDailyNews
Maybe she should have read this book. She might have thought twice about a spending spree on the bank’s dime.
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