A cryptocurrency company mistakingly transferred almost $10.5 million to a woman in Australia and failed to notice the error for seven months, according to a legal document.
Cryptocurrency company Crypto.com made a mistake with payment information in May of 2021 and entered an incorrect account number, according to a default judgment released on Friday by the Supreme Court of Victoria. The company supposed to pay $100 to Thevamanogari Manivel but instead mistakenly entered the wrong amount.
Manivel shares how and when she realized Crypto.com mistakenly sent her an extra $10,474,143.
The cryptocurrency firm failed to spot the erroneous payment until a company audit was carried out in late December. Seven months later, according to the judgement they made a mistake and paid the wrong values.
There was a lawsuit filed by Crypto.com as they felt Thilagavathy Gangadory and Manivel were not entitled to the $10.5 million of funding that was given in May 2021.
The company ordered to freeze the Manivel’s bank account, but shortly after learning about it and trying to do what was ordered, It discovered that most of the money went to other accounts.
A month later, Manivel purchased a $1.35 million house in Craigieburn with the money that was mistakenly sent to her. In late January, Manivel sent $430,000 to her daughter.
The house was transferred to the sister of Manivel, who lives in Malaysia.
The ruling said Crypto.com tried to freeze Gangadory’s bank accounts in March, but it was unsuccessful–though the judgment didn’t say what specifically it did wrong.
Not responding to messages from Crypto.com’s solicitors, but responding to one email from Manivel’s lawyers saying they received the message and thanked them, according to the judgment.
Manivel claims company’s solicitors asked for legal advice
Friday’s default judgment ordered Gangadory to pay Crypto.com $1.35 million, sell the property, and pay interest of $27,369.64 and costs.
Crypto.com didn’t respond to Insider’s request for comment. The company declined to comment for The Guardian and Daily Mail Australia while the case was before the courts.
Manivel and Gangadory are also not responding to the comments.