'Accidental Millionaires' May Have Fled NZ for China

Had asked for $6K overdraft; got $6M instead
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 21, 2009 12:56 PM CDT
A New Zealand pair were the accidental recipients of $6 million.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – A New Zealand couple on the lam after they became accidental millionaires may be in China, and an investigator has been dispatched to look for the fugitives, the Rotorua Review reports. Interpol is also on the case. Of the $3.6 million originally transferred into a gas station's account because of a bank error, $2.4 million has been recovered, the Otago Daily Times adds.