Mum accidentally paid £6MILLION into her bank account and uses cash to buy dream home and pay family | The Sun

A MUM was stunned to find £6million in her bank account before splurging the lot on a luxury home and helping out her family.

But Thevamanogari Manivel's luck came crashing down when the mistake was realised, and she was ordered to pay back every penny – and interest.



Ms Manivel, from Melbourne, Australia, was due to receive a £60 refund from cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com last May, but the company "erroneously transferred” £6million.

When the platform attempted to get the cash back, however, they were shocked to find out Ms Manivel had spent a large chunk on a plush house and shipped the rest off to other accounts.

She had splashed out £800,000 on a five-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Craigieburn as a “gift” for her sister, Thilagavathy Gangadory.

The rest of the wrongful payment was then dished out between six other people, including her daughter and sister.

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But during a routine audit, Crypto.com uncovered the error and started legal proceedings.

Victorian Supreme Court judge James Elliott said: "Extraordinarily, the plaintiffs allegedly did not realise this significant error until some seven months later."

The company started its legal battle in February and managed to get Ms Manivel's accounts frozen – but most of the money was already gone.

Two weeks later, her sister's bank accounts were also frozen.

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The judge has now ordered that the property be sold and the money be paid back – including ten per cent interest and legal fees, reports news.com.au.

Mr Elliott said: “It is established that the Craigieburn property was acquired with funds traceable to the wrongful payment and would never have been in Gangadory’s hands if the wrongful payment had not been made.

“Thus, Gangadory was unjustly enriched by receiving the purchase price of the Craigieburn property out of the wrongful payment.

“Accordingly, I was satisfied that the orders relating to the sale of the Craigieburn property were appropriate.”

Other orders have also been issued against others who received money from the accidental payment.


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