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This Lady Stole $28,000 From Activision to Pay For Her Engagement Party

Working public relations can be a stressful job, especially when you're working for Activision-Blizzard - one of the worlds largest game publishers - on Call of Duty, hands-down one of the most profitable and expansive franchises in modern gaming.

Naturally, sometimes you just want to let your hair down, kick your shoes off and steal $28,000 from the company that signs your checks. It's human nature, really.

That's exactly what Kathryn Kirton did. The disgraced former PR boss of Activision UK was sentenced to 18 months in prison after it was uncovered that she had been spending absurd amounts of Activision money to fund her own lavish lifestyle.

Some of her finer purchases include:

  • Nearly £10,000 on three shopping sprees on designer clothes from a place called Reiss which we're led to believe the Duchess of Cambridge is known to shop at.
  • £2,000 for a hotel stay at a luxury hotel.
  • £1,500 for an elaborate party, to celebrate her engagement to her fiance'.
  • £1,000 to fund a bachelorette party for her and her friends.

So, what happens to a shamed PR executive after stealing such exorbitant sums of money?

Nothing much!

Kirton was sentenced to 18 months in prison but the judge delayed the sentence so that Kirton can take care of her two year old son, who was born prematurely due to the stress that Kirton was under.

We don't know Kirton, but we think we have just the camo pack for her.

Source: Daily Mail


  • #5 TopBoon

    Guys she didn't/isn't going to prison.

    She got a suspended sentence. Which in UK law means that as long as she carries out her community service (unpaid work) and doesn't commit another crime that she will be spared prison.

    However, should she commit another crime or not adhere to her community service then she will be taken to prison immediately.

    Last edited by TopBoon: 5/2/2013 10:00:06 AM
  • #1 DavidJerk

    Eighteen months in prison doesn't seem like "nothing much". I feel bad for the two year old involved, what a mom.

  • #2 Noszombie

    Quote from DavidJerk »

    Eighteen months in prison doesn't seem like "nothing much". I feel bad for the two year old involved, what a mom.

    She stole a 28k, for a serious crime that is nothing much.


    Last edited by Noszombie: 4/23/2013 7:09:01 AM
  • #3 NateRios

    I feel bad for the child, as well. My own daughter is scarcely older than the two year old, but what I meant was that her prison sentence was delayed - meaning that she doesn't have to serve it for at least two years. At which point, let's face it, it will probably be delayed again and so on.

  • #4 DavidJerk

    Good point, very true. 

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