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Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Woman buys shoes, causes layoffs, gets hated on





I love shoes. LOVE. Sort of like... OK, if I was stranded on a shweaty island for three weeks eating bugs, and a magical genie transmogrified and gave me a single fleeting choice between a plate of barbecue spare ribs and a pair of red stiletto Christian Louboutins, I'm telling you now, I'd have to give it some serious deliberation.

But I would never stoop to some lows in my pursuit of footwear. And if I worked for anyone who did the following heinous crime, I would spear them in the melon with my brand new Louboutin (yeah, yeah, I picked the shoes).

Enjoy your light afternoon reading!

A former bookkeeper embezzled $9.9 million, forcing her company to make layoffs as she bought 400 pairs of shoes that she kept in a room-sized closet decorated with a crystal chandelier and a plasma television.

~ Deal Diva Stephanie

Photo: Times file. FYI, it's not the closet in question. It's the shoe closet in the life size Barbie Dream House in Malibu! Barbie would totally pick the shoes, too. She doesn't eat ribs. 

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:14pm]


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