A 45-year-old executive was fired after he, and his former escort-turned-girlfriend, racked up nearly $5.8 million dollars on his company credit card.
Scott Kennedy worked as a top financial executive at Nemera's plant in Buffalo Grove, IL. The French company designs and manufactures drug delivery products, like nasal, injection, dermal and inhalation devices.
Kennedy first met Crystal Lundberg in 2012 on Backpage.com, a site that promotes sexual services. Last week, she was convicted of fraud in a Chicago federal court.
According to prosecutors, Kennedy and Lundberg spent a bulk of the money after she moved to San Diego with her children and pets (she spent $6,000 on two purebred dogs).
From November 2015 and March 2017, Nemera was charged for a host of non-work-related expenses, like the $12,000 per month Lundberg used to rent a 7,000-square-foot home.
She amassed nearly $600,000 on a failed medical spa, called the Royalty Room, jewelry, cars and trips.
She spent more than $230,000 just on Amazon.
According to authorities, Lundberg told Kennedy that she had access to a $4 million trust fund that she would use to reimburse his company when she turned 30. Turns out that was a lie.
Kennedy was fired last year, and pleaded guilty to wire fraud as part of a deal to cooperate with the government against his former girlfriend. He is still facing a recommended 3.5 years in prison.
Lundberg will be sentenced on August 9th. Kennedy said he just wanted to be loved.