Man Blows Over A Million Quid After Bank Error Means He Has An Unlimited Overdraft
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Imagine if you had a bank card that had no limit. Every time you went to buy something, no matter how expensive, it would go through. No questions asked.
Would you question it? Probably not at first. You'd be going about your business, getting your Morrisons meal deal without a care in the world. You pause... can you afford those Milky Ways? Chances are you can't. It's the end of the month and pay day is an excruciatingly long way away. You chance it. Scanning the Milky Ways, your heart stops. You enter your card into the slot with baited breath and punch in your PIN... it goes through. BUT WAIT. Wasn't that gym membership that you pay £50 a month to not go to due out today? How did this happen?
Soon, you realise the bank made an error. Surrounded by Nike and Topman bags you hold your head in your hands. You can't afford to pay any of this back. What do you do?!
Well, if you're anything like Luke Moore you say FUCK IT and go and spend as much as you possibly can. Why not have some fun before you get caught? It was the bank's fault anyway.
Back in 2010, the Australian was 22 and £5,300 in debt. He opened a bank account and realised that there was no limit on how much he could withdraw (probably when he was buying Milky Ways, right?). He treated himself to a £54,000 Aston Martin, a £32,000 boat and a £21,000 Maserati as well as Michael Jackson memorabilia. Oh, and shit loads of cocaine.
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He was (eventually) caught and jailed for four years. However, last week he had his conviction overturned after he argued that his actions weren't deceptive, reports The Daily Telegraph.
He said: "I pull more chicks now with $20 in my pocket than I did when I was splashing the bank's cash.
"With age comes wisdom and confidence and I've learned money doesn't buy everything - but it was great while it lasted."
He added that he missed "cocaine, strippers and fast cars" but realised that his mates and his family were actually his "biggest treasures". Aww.
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