Student Goes On Lavish Shopping Spree With $1 Million Refund Check
27-year-old Accounting student Sibongile Mani took FULL advantage of some extra zeroes that popped up on her refund check this semester.
The Walter Sisulu University student was expecting her typical $100 stipend for food and books included a few extra zeros. FOUR extra to be exact.
Rather than reporting the erroneous million dollar deposit, Sibongile decided to accept her blessing and go on a lavish shopping spree.
NYDN reports that she quickly ditched her sweats and jeans, and opted instead to show up to class in head-to-toe designer. She also blessed all her homegirls with brand new outfits and iPhone 7’s, and routinely threw lavish champagne bashes for her crew.
Of course, her new baller lifestyle led one of her hating-azz classmates to report her windfall of cash to the financial aid department.
By the time college officials were tipped off to the mistake, Sibongile had already spent over $60,000. The company that issues refund debit cards to students admit it was their own mistake, but insist that the money she received did not take away from aide to any other students. However, they did say that they may pursue legal action against her for the “misappropriation of funds.”
In the meantime, she’ll have to come up with a way to pay back the money she spent.