High-Flying Auto Dealer Employee Steals $10M For Luxuries


But, that's not all. According to information provided to the court, the shopping list was long and extravagant. Smith paid a $1.8 million worth of charges to American Express for private jet charters; $715,000 for commercial airfare; $600,000 for lodging, cruise charges and misc. travel expenses; $32,500 for a luncheon for six people prepared by Food Network star Ina Garten at her barn in East Hampton, NY; $5,000 for "The Vatican Package," which included Mass in Papal Audience with VIP seating, plus airfare for four, VIP tour of the Vatican Museum with a private tour guide, and a private tour of the Sistine Chapel alone with family before it is open to the public; and $2,500 for a Phantom of the $2,500 for a Phantom of the Opera experience, including costume fitting, wig fitting, escorted on-stage during the Hannibal Opera sequence, and four seats for the performance; $10,000 for a Ralph Lauren showroom tour and suit; $52, 500 for six club level tickets to the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas; $5,600 for autographed first America edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with signed book plates by J.K. Rowling, $11,100 dinner with Kevin Spacey after his performance in Richard III.

The 58-year-old, who pled guilty, was hoping for a light sentence, based on reports.

Based on records obtained by ABC News, United States Attorney said Smith "devised, and intended to devise, a scheme and artifice to defraud and for obtaining money and property by means of material false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises, well knowing at the time that the pretenses and promises were false and fraudulent when made."

Only 1/10 of the amount is expected to be recovered. Authorities said she covered up the thefts with a series of fake transactions as well as listing phantom cars in inventory so they could be recorded as assets.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh, "the office will be able to recoup a portion of the financial loss. The amount stated in Court was $1 million."

Patricia Smith will begin serving her sentence in July.

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