“She did it all for love”
Patricia Smith, 58, of Cranberry, Pennsylvania was sentenced for a $10million theft at the Baierl Acura Dealership. "For many years, I did not like myself much," Ms. Smith told U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond at her sentencing hearing. "I've always thought of myself as a horrible daughter, mother, wife and friend."
She spent the money on friends and family, she said.
"I wanted to earn their love, and I wanted to see what happiness really looked like," she said.
I literally can not make these stories up. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: She also bought "experiences" online, Mr. Kaufman said, including a Vatican Mass and front-row seats at a papal audience; a private tour of the Sistine Chapel; an escort on to the stage during a performance of "The Phantom of the Opera"; a $32,000 luncheon for six prepared by celebrity chef Ina Garten; dinner with Kevin Spacey after his performance of "Richard III"; and six club-level tickets for the Super Bowl in Dallas last February. Some of those she enjoyed herself, others she gave away.