Call of Duty PR Reps Steal $36,600 From Activision
The UK’s Daily Mail newspaper has reported on a rather interesting story, one concerning a head PR representative from Activision, the publisher behind the tour de force Call of Duty franchise, and one of her colleagues.
According to the story, “PR executive” Kathryn Kirton “siphoned off £18,963 to pay for her engagement party, hen party and designer shopping sprees.” £18,963 amounts to just over $29,000.
A “PR consultant” named Jamie Kaye also stood accused of stealing money. Ultimately, both Kirton and Kaye pled guilty to the charges, with Kaye himself responsible for another £5,000 stolen (or about $7,600).
Both Kirton and Kaye were given suspended sentences, so neither were given actual prison time. “Both [Kirton and Kaye] pleaded guilty to one count of fraud,” according to the Daily Mail’s story.
We’ve reached out to Activision for official comment. In the meantime, for more on what all of that money was fraudulently spent on, be sure to consult the Daily Mail’s story.
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