a cryptocurrency firm that had hired Matt Damon for a Super Bowl commercial last year mistakenly wired $10.4 million to an Australian woman, Thevamanogari Manivel in May of last year, according to a report from the New York Post. With that money, Manivel bought her sister a mansion Melbourne, Australia.

Here’s five quick facts about the incident:

How much money was transferred? had originally intended to send Manivel a $100 refund last year. Instead, the crypto firm ended up adding a few zeroes to the amount and transferred $10,474,143 instead. 

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What happened to the money?

Upon receiving the money, Manivel split up the money with six other people including her daughter and sister, according to Manivel spent some of the money to buy a four-bedroom house in Melbourne as a gift for her sister, Thilagavathy Gangadory, according to court filings. The house is valued at $1.35 million.

When did the incident take place? had made the $10.4 million transfer to Manivel back in May last year, but only found about it in December, seven months later during its routine audit. In February this year, the crypto firm filed court papers.  

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What happened next?

Since the company filed court papers, Manivel’s accounts have been frozen, however, the money has already gone out to her sister Gangadory and the five others who have been named in the lawsuit. Because Gangadory was listed as the owner of the $1.35 million home, asked the court to freeze her account as well. 

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What was the verdict?

Last Friday, on August 26, 2022, a Victoria Supreme Court judge ruled in favour of Manivel and the six others were ordered to repay all the money in addition to being required to cover the legal expenses incurred plus 10% interest, which amounts to $27,369.64. 

In order to pay back, Gangadory has been forced to sell off her home to reimburse the crypto firm.