A Banking Error Gave This Man $2.1 Million To Spend...Here's What He Bought With It | 22 Words

When Luke Moore was just 22 years old, something happened that played out like a scene in a movie — he learned that the bank was giving him unlimited cash.

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An error caused his bank to let him overdraft as much as he wanted from his account. It started with just $9,000 of spending, but the next year, he really ran with it...until he got caught. He ended up spending $2.1 million on some ridiculous things.

He quickly went after fancy cars, buying an Alfa Romeo AND a Maserati.

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The bank didn't blink an eye.

In 2015, he was arrested after the bank learned what he had been doing for the past five (!) years.

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He had bought $1 million worth of toys but had also stashed $1.1 million in cash that the courts made him return.

He was sentenced to four years in jail.

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But the sentence was just recently overturned.

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“The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal found that, while Mr. Moore had taken the money, he had not been deceptive and ruled his conviction a mistake."

He spent the money just like a movie character, too.

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He says he misses the “cocaine, strippers and fast cars."

He's now broke and living at home, but doesn't REALLY miss the money or the lifestyle.

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He says he's better off now without the pressure and anxiety that even free money comes with.

He's 29 now and a LOT wiser than before.

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"Would I do it again? No. I enjoyed driving around in flash cars with no shirt, no shoes and with the wind in my hair…"

In fact, it taught him that the best things in life might actually be free...or at least aren't stolen.

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"I’ve had to give everything back… but I’m happier this way as I’ve realized my family and friends are my biggest treasures."