Accounting Blunder lands Sibongile in Jail

A South African student has been sentenced to five years in prison after spending almost $1 million, money that was mistakenly sent to her account. Sibongile Mani, 31, a student at Walter Sisulu University in Eastern Cape province, had qualified for 110 dollar monthly food allowances from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme, which aids underprivileged students. Instead, she was accidentally given $1.1 million in June 2017 and went on a spending spree, splurging on expensive clothing, a smartphone, and partying. After serving one-third of her five-year sentence, Sibongile is eligible for parole. What would you do if money mistakenly landed on your account, like in Sibongile’s case?

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