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terminated employee was overpaid

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An employee was terminated in June and paid 3 times her normal salary as severence pay. This was given to her by check which she cashed immediately. When the company ran payroll that same week, the manual check was recorded in the payroll system incorrectly causing the money to be sent to the ex employee's bank account via direct deposit. She was essentially overpaid by over $8000.00. Is it illegal for her to have used that money. She is saying she knows nothing about it.

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What you're describing is a bit garbled, but it seems like a double deposit? (Not sure why you're describing it in terms of it being three times her normal salary ... which is meaningless to the reader.)

You don't say how long it took for the direct deposit to be discovered, but presumably your bank/payroll company initiated a reversal but there was NO money in the account at all?


In any event, if you think you can prove to a judge's satisfaction that she owes you money, feel free to sue.

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