This Chick Went On An Insane Shopping Spree After Her Bank Accidentally Made Her A Millionaire, Promptly Arrested

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What would you do if your bank accidentally increased your overdraft limit to $3.4 million? Would you notify the bank like a good little boy or would you go buy a mini horse and a fruit punch fountain for your apartment? I’d likely go to the bank and threaten to expose them for being dumbasses unless they let me go out for one night and make it rain at the strip club. Banks are people too, I think.

However you choose to proceed, just avoid doing what 21-year-old Christine Jiaxin Lee did when her bank inadvertently increased her overdraft limit to £2.4million ($3.4 million).

Christine, an engineering student, took full advantage of the blunder by going on a freakish shopping spree, spending upwards of £1.7 million ($2.4 million), LADbible reports.

So what did Christine spend the free money on–Student loans? Car? House? Donation to a homeless shelter?

Nope. Think less practical. Like a $1,350 Chanel cashmere pillow. Among other dipshit purchases.


Just a casual $220,200 visit to Christian Dior Sydney. Casual.

According to, Christine was arrested at Sydney Airport last week when she attempted to jet the country using an emergency passport. She was charged with obtaining financial advantage by deception and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

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But prosecuting Christine may not be as cut and dry as it seems. Magistrate Lisa Stapleton believes that police would struggle to prove that the spending of the money was illegal, as it was a blunder made by the bank, therefore assuming the responsibility.

If that’s the case, then that Cashmere pillow would feel soft as fuck.

[h/t LADbible]

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