A cleaner, who accidentally received £90,000 in her bank account but did not tell anyone, is now under investigation.
Comfort Konadu, 52, mistakenly received the sum when she went to return an item at a charity shop, a court heard.
A total of £90,047.19 was transferred to Konadu’s account in error.
The cleaner did not tell anyone about the wrong transaction, but instead, she transferred £57,000 of the cash out into other accounts, including her children.
After discovering the error the bank was able to freeze and retrieve some of the money, but the Royal Mencap Society has lost more than £31,000, Manchester Evening News reports.
A Proceeds of Crime investigation is set to take place to establish whether the charity can recover any of its losses.