Photo shows Dong Siqun, a 26-year-old Chinese student who returned 200,000 Australian dollars to the bank, after it had been accidentally transferred to her account. (Photo/ )
A Chinese student in Australia who found out that 200,000 Australian dollars had been deposited in her savings account due to a bank error had returned the money immediately.
Her act of honesty has made an overnight internet sensation in China and abroad.
Dong Siqun, a 26-year-old female Chinese student says she did not notice that she had 200,000 Australian dollars in her account until she received a call from the bank, hoping that she can return the money.
The bank explained to Dong that the money was transferred to her account due to a mistake by the bank.
Dong says she thought the phone call was a telephone fraud at first.
But she says when she checked her balance, she was shocked by the huge bank balance on her account.
She immediately contacted the bank and returned all the money.
Dong has become a local star after a local newspaper reported her story.
She expresses that she regards the gain and return of the money as an interesting experience. She adds that the idea of keeping the large sum of money had never occurred to her.