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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

$100,000 Drink Binge

STOCKHOLM -- A 55-year-old alcoholic could not resist temptation when a bank mistakenly deposited 786,000 kronor ($100,000) in his account. During a two week spree last year, the man spent about 650,000 kronor mostly on parties and alcohol. On Tuesday, a district court in the western port of Goteborg sentenced the man to probation and a program to treat his alcohol problem, the national news agency TT reported. The man, whose identity was not revealed in accordance with Swedish press traditions, admitted in court that he was drunk almost constantly for the two weeks last spring. He made a lot of new friends who helped him spend the money, TT reported.