The Malaysian student accused of splurging $4.6 million on luxury items after Westpac mistakenly gave her account an unlimited overdraft has pleaded not guilty.
Christine Jiaxin Lee, 21 was arrested in May by immigration officials at Sydney airport as she tried to board a flight to Malaysia.
The chemical engineering student had been given an unlimited overdraft in a Westpac processing error in 2012.
It is alleged she realised in July 2014 she had an unlimited overdraft and then allegedly went on a $4.6 million spending spree for the following 11 months.
In a single day, Ms Lee allegedly handed over $220,000 at the Christian Dior shop in Sydney.Her list of purchases allegedly included 13 Hermes scarves and dozens of handbags, including a Hermes Himalayan Crocodile Birkin for $150,000
In April last year, a senior manager from the bank realised the error and called Ms Lee and demanded she account for the missing millions.
Ms Lee has previously claimed she believed the money had been transferred by her parents.
Lawyer Hugo Aston told the Daily Mail his client would defend the charges
“We feel confident our client will be acquitted,” he said