How a 24-year-old bloke woke up one day and found $750,000 in his bank account – and DIDN’T do the right thing… after a young couple accidentally transferred him their house payment
- Couple transferred house payment into a rapper’s bank account by mistake take
- A court has heard details of Abdel Ghadia’s wild spending spree in mid-2021
- He bought bars of gold bullion, clothes, foreign exchange and cosmetics
Recently pleaded guilty to two charges and will be sentenced in December
A wannabe rapper has gone on a wild spending spree after he found $750,000 in his account after a young couple accidentally entered the wrong number on a bank transfer payment for a house, a court has heard.
Abdel Ghadia, 24, appeared in Sydney’s Burwood Local Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to two counts of dealing with the proceeds of crime – after splashing out on bars of gold bullion, clothes, foreign exchange and, oddly, make-up.
According to a Fairfield Advocate report, the court was told the unnamed couple were in the final steps of buying a new home when they transferred $759,314 to Ghadia, rather than the Commonwealth Bank account they were supposed to deposit the funds into.
The court reportedly heard that Ghadia told police he ‘just woke up and saw the money’ – and proceeded to buy almost $600,000 on gold bullion at one store in Sydney, plus more than $110,000 at a separate Brisbane store, where he also bought expensive coins.
Court facts revealed he also bought clothes from Uniqlo, make-up from Mecca and bought foreign exchange, the Advocate reported.
The Advocate reported that when he was first arrested and was asked if he had spent the couple’s money, he said ‘no cuz’, according to court paperwork.
However he later admitted he spent the money after it just ‘dropped’ into his account.
The horrified couple were devastated when they learned their funds had not arrived in the designated account for settlement.
Court records seen by Daily Mail Australia indicate he pleaded guilty to two charges of dealing with the property proceeds of crime with a sum greater than $100,000.
As the case wound its way through the court system, Ghadia – who is known as ‘Slimmy’ on YouTube – alluded to the incident in a post written in rap rhyme.
‘Detectives making offers asking where’d the MONEY GO. They tapping all my phonecalls but I speak a different LINGO!!’
According to his social media profiles, Ghadia has released albums and performed at several venues.
A book about independent rappers published in 2018 described Ghadia as a humble young man who had a great future in music as both an artist and a writer and vowed at the time to continue supporting his music journey.
‘He has taken the obstacles of life and put them into one frame which represents his years growing in south-west Sydney,’ it stated.
‘Through his cataloge (sic) of music, people will understand him as a person and what he strives for.
‘Whether he is in the front of the mic or behinds the scenes as a writer for others, either way, he will be great.’
Ghadia has been hit with strict bail conditions banning him from going anywhere near an international airport and has a 10pm to 7am curfew.
He will be sentenced on December 2.