Christine Jia Xin Lee, living a dream with $4.6 million
Miracles are very hard to come by, but for Christine Jia Xin Lee, it was a simple error that was nothing short of a miracle. Christine, who was residing in Australia, is a mere girl of 21 years of age and has been enrolled for her chemical engineering course in Australia. One fine day, she had received a sum of $4.6 million in her bank account at the Westpac bank and the rest is history. She had come from Malaysia to Sydney to pursue her academics. Christine was residing in Australia with her student’s visa. She had opened her bank account prior and as a customary part of every teenager’s 18th birthday. Yet, by the time she was arrested, she had spent a sum of $4.6 million, roughly, on herself. This is a sum which is not any teenager is ever to get their hands on.
- Miracle or error!
The Westpac bank had been dealing with a particular error, which had led to transferring of a total sum of $4.6 million into Lee’s bank account. Instead of calling the authority and handing over the amount of money back to the bank, she had planned differently. She had actually, in a very calculated manner transferred very small amounts of money to her other accounts in Australia. This does not raise much suspicion. The transaction of a small amount of money does not raise many eyebrows of the bank authorities, as she had transferred about $5,000 to these accounts.