If you were to ever receive a six-figure sum in your bank account by accident, you’d like to think you would have the honesty to return the huge amount to its rightful owner.
And that’s exactly what one Brisbane woman did when $100,000 landed in her Suncorp bank account last year.
But by the fourth time it happened and a total of $633,000 had been put into Rebecca Rosvall’s balance, her resolve was well and truly tested.
Rebecca Rosvall (pictured), from Brisbane, has been left stunned after Suncorp bank continuously deposited large sums of money into her bank account by mistake
‘I was a bit surprised…I thought maybe someone had died and I got an inheritance,’ Ms Rosvall told Nine News.
After the first deposit, Suncorp promised Ms Rosvall it was a one off.
But the money just kept on coming.
A $137,000 top up in May was followed by sums of $149,000, and $246,000 in August.
And despite resisting temptation time after time, Ms Rosvall dared to think of what she could do with the small fortune.
‘I was tempted to buy a house…that’s been my dream,’ she said.
By the fourth time it happened and a total $633,000 had been put into Rebecca Rosvall’s balance, her resolve was well and truly tested
Ms Rosvall returned every last cent of the money, but has been disappointed with Suncorp’s response
Ms Rosvall managed to return every last cent of the money, but has been disappointed with Suncorp’s lack of response and has claimed the bank have failed to offer their thanks for her troubles.
‘There are so many things that are stressful about it. Calling and calling them and going through the different stages of getting the money back to the right person,’ she said.
‘It’s a whole lot of stress that isn’t worth it.’
Following the saga, Ms Rosvall has closed down her Suncorp account and reported the bank to the ombudsman.