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Domino’s charges teen $360,000 for a pizza

By Mason White 10:58 AM July 9, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A teen was shocked to learn that a pizza shop charged him more than $300,000 for his meal.

The Newport man was surprised to realize that he had been charged $306,000 for his pizza from the local Domino’s.

19-year-old Nathaniel Bolwell, ordered a large plain pizza at the Chepstow Road branch and thought that he had only paid $30.60.

However, when the teen went shopping again his card was declined. He rushed to check his credit card balance, and he was shocked to see that his balance was overdrawn by $300,000.

Bolwell thought that he had about $680 in credit. He immediately called his bank to complain. Domino’s and Lloyds Bank investigated the matter, and the money was returned two days later.

According to the investigation, the staff at the pizza place were assigned an authorization code of 3232 from the bank and it was accidentally added to the price of the pizza.

Unfortunately, the payment was authorized by the customer’s bank. “We understand that this has been fully resolved and we apologize for any inconvenience caused,” Domino’s said in a statement.

Bolwell has been given $170 compensation from his bank, which has also apologized for the incident.