A hospital worker in Italy has been accused of skipping work for 15 years - while still receiving full pay.
The man allegedly stopped showing up to work at the Ciaccio Hospital in Catanzaro in 2005.
He was reportedly still paid more than NZ$898,000 in total during this time despite his absences, according to local news outlet Ansa.
Police have now launched an investigation into the man for fraud, extortion and abuse of office.
The man got the job as a civil servant in 2005 - the same year he stopped showing up for his shifts.
He's also been accused of threatening his manager to stop her from filing a disciplinary report against him.
Local authorities say his absence was able to slip between the cracks after this manager retired. His no shows weren't picked up by her successor or human resources at the hospital.
Six hospital managers are also under investigation over their connections to the absenteeism.
The man's elusive behaviour came to light as a result of a lengthy police investigation into fraud and absences in the Italian public sector.