06 October 2006

Wonders of modern banking

That's what happens when you rely too much on the computers:

Austrian authorities have discovered the body of a man who apparently died at home in bed five years ago, a Vienna newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The corpse of Franz Riedl, thought to have been in his late 80s when he died, went undetected for so long because his rent had been paid by automatic order from the bank account into which he received his pension, the daily Kurier said.
If Franz were a hobo living under a bridge, he would have been found much quicker...