Christine Jiaxin Lee, a young Malaysian studying chemical engineering at the University of Sydney in Australia, had a normal life like any other 21-year-old boy; However, everything changed when, one day in 2014, she became a millionaire overnight.
Until then, westpacA multinational financial services company, failed a system that resulted in the transfer of Australian $4.6 million to the student.
He told no one, and instead of returning the money, Christine He spent it all on luxuries, clothes and a new lifestyle That he does not hesitate to show through his social networks.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the student spent more than $300,000 worth of clothes in just one day,
I used to go to the most expensive clothing stores in the world. Louis Vuitton handbags, Cartier necklaces, beads and bracelets became her favorites.
Later, he moved to a luxury apartment with a spectacular view; However, in April 2015, Christine was arrested after making 14 transfers to various accounts for an amount of $1.15 million,
After a quick investigation, it was revealed that the young woman was using money that did not belong to her. His accounts were frozen and he was arrested. Thus, he was brought to a court to defend himself.
brought to the test
your lawyer, Fiona McCarron, said his client spent large sums of money on handbags, luxury items and some transfers. Also, he mentioned that It would be nearly impossible to prove that the spending was illegal.,
“He didn’t remove it. They gave it to him,” said the judge. Lisa Stapleton, “They are not proceeds of crime. This is the money we all dream of.”
For her part, Christine said she thought the money was sent by her parents. All purchases were made “legally,” so no crime or fraud could be verified.
Although some items were returned, most of the money could not be recovered. in December 2017 Prosecution dropped charges against student,
Upon learning of what happened, the bank published a statement stating that He had taken all possible measures to recover the money.,
In addition, he mentioned that the lawsuit against Lee was a officials talk And that, despite the opposite result, “Respect the Decision” Power Plug.
Christine returned to Malaysia and it is unknown whether she was able to keep any part of the millionaire figure she had spent for 11 months.