Bride steals $273K for extravagant wedding
Harpist? Check. Canapés? Check. 20 months in jail? Yup.
Kirsty Lane walked down the aisle and then into the pokey. In 2011, the then 30 year-old bride threw an over-the-top wedding using $272,986 stolen from her employer.
Lane was a financial administrator for home theater company Pure AV. She siphoned hundreds of thousands from her employer and plead guilty to 10 counts of fraud. Lane was eventually sentenced to 20 months in jail. But after throwing a wedding that could rival The Royals', Lane was recently only required to repay her boss $28,633.
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So what exactly was included in this quarter of a million dollar ceremony?
Lane used the stolen money to hire a harpist to greet guests at her wedding, and her bridesmaids were given jewel-encrusted iPods. An award-winning chef provided the reception catering, and, of course, there was an open bar.
Oh, right. We almost forgot about the magicians and fireworks display.
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"I hope she has learnt her lesson," said Peter Sutton, company director of Pure AV. He told the Daily Mail that Lane's theft cost two employers their jobs and, eventually, cost the company a total of $481,740.
"It is very disappointing considering she has gained so much and had to pay back so little."
Lane made 122 payments to herself over the course of three years, but she was finally placed under suspicion when a customer asked about an invoice. Days after her wedding, Lane was put in jail.
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The judicial branch of our govt is weak and corrupt. They reward those that lie, cheat and steal. The judge is a moron just one of many. Wow he taught her a lesson. All she needs to do is embezzle another 250k bury 190k and pay off this 28k debt and the next 28k debt.
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