Inside luxury mansion complete with cinema room which mum bought with £6million accidentally paid into her account
THIS is the stunning mansion a mum splashed out an eye-watering sum of cash on after £6million accidentally landed in her bank account.
When a cryptocurrency trader mistakenly tranferred the windfall instead of a £60 refund to Thevamanogari Manivel, the last thing on her mind was owning up.
Instead, the mum, from Melbourne, Australia, set about spending the money – including on a luxury home in Craigieburn as a “gift” for her sister.
Along with its hefty £800,000 price tag, the plush pad – described as a “distinguished residence in a class of its own” by the estate agent – boasts a home gym, five bedrooms and even a cinema.
The impressive house – which was sold on February 3 this year – also has four bathrooms and double garage.
And pictures from the inside reveal its minimalistic interior, with sweeping white walls and contrasting dark furniture.
A chandelier adorns the staircase while wall-length windows ensure rooms are soaked in sunshine – as well as allowing for appreciation of gorgeous sunset views.
The description on realestate.com.au reads: “Indulge your passion for the good life savouring generosity of design and glamorous finishes: this exceptional five bedroom, four bathroom beauty sets new standards in family living.
“Recently built and in a class of its own, the distinguished residence favours a monochrome palette with clean lines and eye-catching light fixtures.”
The lower floor features a porch, garage, theatre, guest bedroom with bathroom, kitchen, pantry, dining area, lounge and “outdoor living” space.
Meanwhile upstairs has the other four bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes – as well as two ensuites, a dual entry bathroom and a “luxe” family bathroom.
The lavish home also boasts solar panels, landscaped surrounding, a security system and “outstanding storage”.
But rather than enjoy the new pad, Ms Manivel has been forced to sell up after being ordered by the court to pay back every penny of the mistaken transfer.
In a further blow, she has also been told she must cough up ten per cent interest, as well as legal fees.
Ms Manivel was able to relish the riches for a while, however, as it took crypto platform Crypto.com – which uses actor Matt Damon in its advertising – seven months to uncover the costly error.
In May last year, the company was due to refund Ms Manivel £60, but an account number was accidentally entered in the field meant for the cash amount isntead.
Finding a whopping £6million in her account, she splurged on the home as a “gift” for her sister, Thilagavathy Gangadory.
The rest of the wrongful payment was then dished out between six other people, including her daughter and sister.
Her luck came crashing down when the mistake was realised during routine audit seven months later.
Crypto.com started legal proceedings, which resulted in her being ordered to pay back every penny with interest.
It started its legal battle in February and managed to get Ms Manivel’s accounts frozen – but most of the money was already gone.
Two weeks later, her sister’s bank accounts were also frozen.
Victorian Supreme Court judge James Elliott said: “Extraordinarily, the plaintiffs allegedly did not realise this significant error until some seven months later.”
The judge has now ordered that the property be sold and the money be paid back – including ten per cent interest and legal fees, reports news.com.au.
Mr Elliott said: “It is established that the Craigieburn property was acquired with funds traceable to the wrongful payment and would never have been in Gangadory’s hands if the wrongful payment had not been made.
“Thus, Gangadory was unjustly enriched by receiving the purchase price of the Craigieburn property out of the wrongful payment.
“Accordingly, I was satisfied that the orders relating to the sale of the Craigieburn property were appropriate.”
Other orders have also been issued against others who received money from the accidental payment.
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