Due to an unintentional error, the exchange Crypto.com sent $10.5 million AUD ($7.2 million USD) to an Australian client instead of the usual $100 AUD ($68 USD). The consumer retained the money, and it took the firm seven months to realize the mistake. The company now wants the money returned.
As reported to Australian news site 7News, the exchange didn’t discover the blunder until seven months later, at which point a chunk of the funds had already been lost.
In May of last year, Crypto.com offered the too generous return. However, it did not discover the error until December, seven full Gregorian calendar months later, when it conducted an audit.
Manivel allegedly retained the funds and deposited them into a bank account. In February, a judge granted Crypto.com a hold on the account.
Reportedly, Manivel moved the funds to a joint account and used $1.3 million AUD ($890,528 USD) to buy her sister a beautiful five-bedroom property.
With a case filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the corporation is now attempting to recover its funds. In February, Crypto.com effectively froze Manivel’s account.
The court has also ordered Manivel to sell the property and refund the proceeds to the exchange, plus interest. The matter will reconvene in court in October of this year.
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