Flying auto dealer employee steals By lyneka little Patricia smith, the former controller of an auto dealership in pennsylvania, is headed to jail after embezzling $10 million from her former boss in a stunning case of a trusted employee looting the business then Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags squandering the cash on luxuries. Smith, who worked at baierl acura located in wexford, pa., an uppermiddle class suburb of Pittsburgh, was convicted of systematically stealing for seven yearssome $4, 000 a day on averagefor private jet travel, special trips to the theatre, fancy clothes and other goods, according to the court. A costume fitting on broadway?Check.Super bowl tickets?Check.There were even trips to the vatican using stolen money.Smith spared no expense for herself or her family on the company dime, according to reports from court.The jet charters alone totaled $1.8 million for the highflying bookkeeper, who officially made about $50, 000 a year from the dealership. According to shannon pierre, of abc pittsburgh affiliate wtae, who reported on the story from court, smith reason for her crime spree was she felt like a"Horrible daughter, wife, mother and friend"And the gifts were a way to"Earn their love"Because she wanted to see"What happiness looks like. " An attorney for smith did not return our request for comment.News reports indicated that smith told her family and friends she got rich investing in airline stock. Now, the woman nearing retirement age must serve 78 months in prison, three years of probation, and pay restitution of $10, 349, 569.14 for the fortune Cheap Louis Vuitton she obtained by making more than 800 money transfers from the Baierl Acura coffers to her personal accounts. "We glad that justice has been served and this matter is now behind us.Despite the amount of funds taken over time, there were no adverse impacts to our daily operations.Our business is doing well and we have adopted stronger measures to prevent such a crime from ever occurring again,"Lee baierl, ceo of baierl automotives said in a statement to abc news. The scheming employee was able to electronically transfer funds from the company online account to her own personal account and use the funds to buy four homes, 10 vehicles, louis vuitton luggage, jewelry, $30, 000 in prepaid travel funds and stow away more than $20, 000 in savings, court records show. But, that 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.Rowling, $11, 100 dinner with kevin spacey after his performance in richard iii. The 58yearold, 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. "