There are many ways to get rich. But the sweetest way is to do it – by mistake!
Would you splurge on a flashy apartment in Midtown Manhattan? Perhaps you would donate it to a charity of your choosing, or invest it in a shiny new tech startup, something like next Google, Microsoft or Coca Cola? Well, if you’re Luke Moore, the answer is easy: fast cars, strippers, and blow.
That’s what the 29-year-old Aussie spent his cash on after a computer glitch gave him access to unlimited overdraft, the Daily Mail reports. Moore use most of his cash on travelling, sports memorabilia, cocaine and strippers, but also invested in an impressive collection of cars, including an Aston Martin and a Maserati.
Eventually, the officials and administrators found out about their error, and Luke Moore was thrown in jail on fraud charges. The good news is that Moore’s seven-year sentence lasted just five months, following a successful appeal in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. So, what’s the bad news?
While Luke Moore admitted that he misses “the cocaine, the strippers, and fast cars,” his ordeal taught him a valuable life lesson that money just can’t buy. “Would I do it again?” Moore asked. “No. I enjoyed driving around in flash cars with no shirt, no shoes, and with the wind in my hair… 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.” Amen to that.