Man cleared of fraud wants to be a criminal lawyer

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The 25-year-old man who was successful in having his fraud conviction overturned on appeal is now on the path to become a criminal lawyer.
 
Luke Moore, who spent $2.1 million from his bank account due to an error with the bank’s computer system, is studying to become a criminal lawyer, The Courier Mail reported.
 
St George Bank’s computer system had erroneously allowed Moore to overdraw his account for two years. In 50 transactions, Moore was able to withdraw the said amount, spending on big-ticket items including expensive cars and celebrity memorabilia.
 
In 2015, he was jailed for fraud but the conviction was overturned by the NSW Criminal Court of Appeal on 1 December, saying the man did not actually deceive the bank.
 
Among his purchases were a $91,000 Aston Martin, an even more expensive Maserati worth nearly $169,000, and signed memorabilia from Michael Jordan, Kylie Minogue, Michael Jackson, and former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
 
He said he now drives a “shoebox Falcon”.
 
Now, Moore lives with his mother in Goulburn, the report noted but it seems the man is happy where he is.
 
“I pull more chicks now with $20 in my pocket than I did when I was splashing the bank’s cash,” Moore said.
 
“With age comes wisdom and confidence and I’ve learned money doesn’t buy everything - but it was great while it lasted.
 
“I’m happier this way as I’ve realised my family and friends are my biggest treasures,” he said.
 

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