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Now this makes a change

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Now this makes a change

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8204682.86_year_old_pensioner_sent___1_5_million_instead_of___...
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A PENSIONER was shocked to receive a cheque for more than £1.5 million when she applied for a £33 tax rebate.
Elizabeth Jenkins, 86, from Bournemouth, told a national Sunday newspaper she phoned HM Revenue and Customs after spotting they had taken £33 from her account incorrectly.
They promised a refund, but when, six months later, she had still not received it, she called again to chase up the matter.
Elizabeth was told that a cheque had been sent – and cashed – but records showed it had been sent to the wrong person at the wrong address.
Officials promised to send another cheque, but the widowed mum-of-two was left stunned when it eventually arrived on her doormat – because it was made out for £1,511,533.80.
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Re: Now this makes a change

Well, no doubt, she sent them a cheque for GBP 1,511,500.80 as a goodwill gesture from a grateful taxpayer. Another nice bonus for creative Civil Servant! Lol!
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Re: Now this makes a change

I wish they would send me a cheque like that!!
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Re: Now this makes a change

Me too!!  I never have that sort of luck Sad
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Re: Now this makes a change

She'd be all right taking that into one of those cheque cashing shops Shocked
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