An employee gets paid 286 times his salary; resigns and disappears in Chile

    A man who was accidentally paid 286 times his salary last month has resigned from the company and disappeared after promising his employer that he would return the amount that was paid in excess.

    The man worked at Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos (Cial), one of the largest producers of cold cuts in Chile. The company accidentally paid the employee 165,398,851 Chilean pesos (Rs 1.42 crore), instead of the 500,000 pesos (Rs 43,000) he was entitled to, according to local media.

    The employee had contacted a deputy manager in the human resource department to report the error in payment.

    The company’s management checked their records and confirmed that the employee had been mistakenly paid about 286 times his monthly salary. The employee was asked to return the money paid in excess.

    The worker allegedly agreed to go to his bank to refund the amount that was paid in excess to him. However, he apparently doesn’t want to return the money.

    When the company did not receive a refund notification from the bank, they tried to get in touch with the employee – but their messages were not answered.

    The man later got in touch, claiming that he overslept and would visit the bank.

    However, on June 2, he handed over his resignation and has now reportedly disappeared.

    The company has taken legal action against the man to recover the money they accidentally transferred to the man.