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21-yr-old arrested 4 years after $4.5m is mistakenly paid into her account

The suspect, Christine Jiaxin Lee, had reportedly been arrested at the Sydney Airport while trying to flee the country after allegedly spending the millions which had been mistakenly transferred into her Westpac bank account four years ago.

Christine Jiaxin Lee

The suspect, Christine Jiaxin Lee, had reportedly been arrested at the Sydney Airport while trying to flee the country after allegedly spending the millions which had been mistakenly transferred into her Westpac bank account four years ago.

Lee who has lived in Australia for five years, reportedly lives with her boyfriend at Rhodes in Sydney's North-West.

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Daily Mail reports that the then 17-yr-old had splurged on handbags and luxury goods after she had discovered the money in her account.

Lee who is a chemical engineering student, had been trying to flee the country for Malaysia, when she had been nabbed by the Federal Police at Sydney Airport on Wednesday night, May 4, 2016, and reportedly owes $3.3million to her bank.

Court documents reveal that Lee had allegedly committed the crime on more than one occasion between July 2014 and March 2015, and failed to notify the bank to the fact that she was not the owner of the money.

It was also revealed that Lee had known that the police was attempting to make contact with her, and had gone ahead to obtain an emergency Malaysian passport in order to leave the country.

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