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Australian Man Spends $1.5 Million Bank Error on Cars, Drugs, and Women

We’ve all had the fantasy. What would you do if you suddenly had millions of dollars in your bank account and you could spend it on anything you wanted? Well, that is exactly what happened to one particular Australian man.

According to the  Mirror and later by Jalopnik, a 22-year-old Australian man  Luke Moore happened upon a massive bank error which ultimately allowed him to have a practically unlimited amount of money at any time.  Naturally, the man (pictured below) decided to live out all of our fantasies.


At the time that Luke discovered the error he was about £5,300 in debt. Rather quickly he was out of said debt and living a life of a millionaire playboy. Luke treated himself to several luxurious holidays, an Aston Martin, a Maserati, and a Boat.

As is the case with most stories like this, the authorities caught up with the newly wealthy Mr. Moore and he was arrested on charges of fraud.


It would seem that lady luck favors Mr. Moore to this day, though, as he successfully appealed his conviction just last week arguing that his actions were not deceptive and he was released.

In a strange and ironic turn, Luke has decided to pursue an education in criminal law, and has for the time being moved in with his mother and is enjoying a healthy diet of instant noodles. So what does he have to say after living the high life?


“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.”

Well said, Mr. Moore. Well said.


Sources: Jalopnik, Mirror

Nick Dunlap

Nick is a lifelong automotive enthusiast, as well as journalist, and content creator. Nick also successful competes in a variety of automotive fields including national level car shows, autocross, SCCA races, and more. He enjoys designing and building a variety of cars and helping others do the same with theirs.

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