"I really should invite him to the wedding. It's his money, after all."
From The Daily Mail (UK).
Bride stole £170,000 from her boss for lavish dream wedding... but was rumbled when she invited him
by Louise Boyle
A bride paid for her lavish wedding - including two bands, a free bar and a fireworks display - with the £168,000 (over $260,000 US) she had stolen from her boss.
Kirsty Lane, 29, only aroused the suspicions of her former employer when she invited him to her no-expenses spared big day.
Lane stole the money from the company in Leyland, Lancashire where she'd worked for four years by falsifying invoices in her role as a part-time accounts clerk. Her former boss Peter Sutton said today that her 'unbridled greed' had almost ruined the business.
Mr Sutton, from Preston, said two people lost their jobs because of the ordeal.
He said: 'It was like she was rubbing our faces in it. It was the wedding that first started to raise alarm bells. Up to that point we had no idea. She was always claiming poverty and didn't do anything that would tip us off.
'Then the wedding was the most lavish thing I've ever seen. I trusted her implicitly and this was how she repaid us.'
The mother-of-one admitted to 122 counts of fraud at Leyland Magistrates' Court for stealing from audio visual company Pure AV where she worked until January.
The court heard how she used the stolen money to fund her dream wedding earlier this year to fiance Graham at the Tudor-built Great Hall at Mains venue, in Little Singleton, near Blackpool.
She laid on a fireworks show, harpist, saxophone player, magician, two bands, a DJ, free bar, face painting and even bought elaborate feathered masks for all her guests.
She purchased bridesmaids dresses using company accounts and even bought a lavish £1,500 jewel-encrusted case for her iPad.
Lane pleaded guilty to ten counts of fraud worth a total of £38,000 and asked for a further 112 counts of fraud to be taken into consideration.
Mr Sutton said he did not suspect anything was amiss until he and colleagues attended the function and were shocked at how 'elaborate' the celebrations were.
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