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Old 07-15-2009, 06:09 PM   #21
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there is a guy at my current office who has several coffee vending machines set up.

vaguely refers to profits going to charity

I don't believe it

he is a non-manager living in a neighbourhood most managers can't afford

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #22
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So, wait a minute...who was that old guy I gave that $7 to?

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:22 PM   #23
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Along the same vein, here is a true story . . .

New Zealand—Police launched an international search for two New Zealanders who allegedly took the money and ran after a bank mistakenly put 10 million New Zealand dollars ($6.1 million) into their account.
Couple withdraws money, flees after bank error - The Denver Post

That story ran back in May 2009. To the best of my knowledge they haven't yet been caught (a fact which astonishes me). Making $6MM disappear from a bank account is no simple task.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #24
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This is also a true story, but I have only my wife and three children to verify it. And I might be able to find an online statement too. Several years ago, I checked my checking account online during one evening and found that my account had $20 million dollars extra in the account, reflecting a deposit made into the account. I called my entire family to the monitor and they all saw the $20,000,000 deposit. I thought we had hit the lottery, and was trying to figure out exactly what I was going to do. I just planning to sit on it for a while and we decided we had to eventually tell the bank about the mistake. The next morning my account reverted back to the correct balance.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:12 AM   #25
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DW went the bank last week and asked for her balance at the counter. Printed statement says "18,975.47" .... she's expecting it to say ~$800. So she comes home smiling until I point out the last 4 digits of the account number are not her account.

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