German banker falls asleep on keyboard, transfers $293M

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

sleepHESSEN, GERMANY – There are several jobs that could makes employees feel sleepy like mattress tester, sleeping pill ginny pig or truck driver. Ok, maybe not the last, but this smart guy wasn’t only tired, he was full on depositing some z`s into his sleep account.

The German banker was supposed to make a simple transfer of 62.4 euros when the sand man took him by the hand. Poor guy was so tired he ‘accidentally’ fell asleep on the number 2 keyboard key and transferred 222,222,222.22 euros instead. That is the equivalent of $293 million U.S.

Not only did the keyboard snoozer make the error, his colleague withdrew his focus and verified the transfer was correct. The colleague was fired.

After the transaction was corrected the colleague sued the bank and got his job back.

Still no word on what happened to the number 2 napper? But hey buddy, if you are ever tired again we’ll send you our account number; only this time head for the nines. OK, thanks.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.