Couple Vanishes After $6M Bank Deposit Error

By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 4:36 AM CDT
A New Zealand couple have fled with more than US$6 million after a bank deposited the money in their account by mistake.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Police are searching for a New Zealand couple who disappeared after withdrawing a fortune mistakenly credited by their bank to their account. Westpac Bank blamed the $6 million deposit blunder on "human error," and executives want the money back. Unlike the "Bank Error In Your Favor" Monopoly card, the couple will likely go directly to jail if caught.