New Zealand

Accidental Millionaire Jailed

Man who had millions of dollars mistakenly sent to his account is sentenced to four years and seven months.


A New Zealand man who fled to China after millions of dollars were accidentally put in his bank account has been jailed for four years and seven months.

Hui "Leo" Gao left for China in 2009 after Westpac Bank mistakenly gave him a NZ$10m ($7.5m; £4.65m) overdraft.

His former girlfriend, Kara Hurring, received nine months' home detention.