Manama : A Saudi woman has launched efforts to recover SR130,000 (Dh127,313) after the woman her bank account was accidentally linked to withdrew all her funds. Noora Al Bishi opened an account with a bank in Bisha, a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia, and deposited the SR130,000. Six months later, when she wanted to withdraw some money, she was shocked to find that she had no funds. Upon inquiring, the bank told her that her account had been opened under the wrong ID number, leading her to share an existing bank account with a woman with the same name. The money had been withdrawn from various ATMs in the capital Riyadh , some 1,000 kilometres away, the bank said. Noora lodged a complaint with the bank for incorrectly typing her ID number and leading her to sharing a bank account, local news site Sabq reported on Sunday. A first attempt to make the woman in Riyadh give back the money failed, prompting the victim's family to appeal to the authorities to step in to correct the blunder and have the bank assume responsibility. Most comments on social media portals condemned the Riyadh woman's greed and selfishness, particularly since it caused pain and suffering to an innocent victim. Using religious arguments that clearly ban cheating and taking other people's property and money, they called for action against her as well as against the bank for the anguish they caused through their mistake.
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