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This Hewlett Packard Assistant Snaked The Company Out of Thousands of Dollars.

A woman who worked as an assistant for a senior HP executive was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $1 million from the company. She was also ordered to pay $954,000 restitution in installments of $3,000 a month, Dana Littlefield at The San Diego Union Tribune reports. The woman, Holli Dawn Coulman, pleaded guilty to the charges last year, the FBI reported in a press release. She worked at HP from 2000 to May 2012. Part of her job was to manage corporate credit cards, which were supposed to be used for approved business expenses. Coulman was accused of using them them to "support an extravagant and luxurious lifestyle," the FBI said. This included spending: Over $100,000 at the La Costa Resort Spa Over $43,000 at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach Thousands of dollars in airfare for trips to Hawaii and Europe Thousands of dollars at the Apple Store More than $33,000 in BTO Sports motocross gear Thousands of dollars at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom The FBI said she also used the company credit cards to pay for more than $350,000 in expenses for her brother’s business. When HP program administrators questioned the expenditures, she deleted their emails, or fabricated receipts and invoices, or sent fake email replies from her boss saying the expenses were authorized, the FBI said. She was fired from HP, The Union-Tribune reports, and then she was fired from her next job after HP notified her new employer of this investigation. Coulman expressed deep remorse for her actions in a letter she wrote to the court, Littlefield reports. She told the judge, "I cannot offer any explanation for the criminally bad decisions I've made ... I would love for a do-over, and admittedly I am scared to death to go to prison ... But I know there must be consequences."

Business Insider- A woman who worked as an assistant for a senior HP executive was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $1 million from the company.
She was also ordered to pay $954,000 restitution in installments of $3,000 a month, Dana Littlefield at The San Diego Union Tribune reports.
The woman, Holli Dawn Coulman, pleaded guilty to the charges last year, the FBI reported in a press release.
She worked at HP from 2000 to May 2012. Part of her job was to manage corporate credit cards, which were supposed to be used for approved business expenses. Coulman was accused of using them them to “support an extravagant and luxurious lifestyle,” the FBI said. This included spending:
Over $100,000 at the La Costa Resort Spa
Over $43,000 at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach
Thousands of dollars in airfare for trips to Hawaii and Europe
Thousands of dollars at the Apple Store
More than $33,000 in BTO Sports motocross gear
Thousands of dollars at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom
The FBI said she also used the company credit cards to pay for more than $350,000 in expenses for her brother’s business.
When HP program administrators questioned the expenditures, she deleted their emails, or fabricated receipts and invoices, or sent fake email replies from her boss saying the expenses were authorized, the FBI said.
She was fired from HP, The Union-Tribune reports, and then she was fired from her next job after HP notified her new employer of this investigation.
Coulman expressed deep remorse for her actions in a letter she wrote to the court, Littlefield reports. She told the judge, “I cannot offer any explanation for the criminally bad decisions I’ve made … I would love for a do-over, and admittedly I am scared to death to go to prison … But I know there must be consequences.”

Welp. Guess what Holli, when you get caught flying too close to the sun sometimes you get slapped with company embezzlement, a 21 month prison sentence, and nearly 27 years of paying off restitutions equalling to $954,000 dollars. It happens. She should’ve just had better excuses ready like Elaine in Seinfeld. The resorts in my head I could see as a business expense. Corporate retreat having to destress or a place to talk about company stuff. Big businesses do that all the time. Thousands of dollars at a company rival, Apple? Thats just a work expense. The 350k on your brothers business i cant really defend and the motocross gear is a little bit of a stretch but if you can chalk it up as a work vehicle id try it. You gotta make him believe that the comforter you expensed is actually the Aristotle Goose Down Tunic and you wouldn’t be in the clink for the next two years.

Either way though some of the blame has to be on the company. This isn’t like Peter from Office Space, siphoning off pennies to accumulate millions here. She pulled the good ol, “Oh no you see dad said i could do it” to Mom so its okay. Need to see a receipt? sure let me type one up on Microsoft Word and print it out for ya. And the best of all,  her great scheme, when sent a work email about it, she deleted said email. Boom. Gone. Not a problem anymore if its the trash folder! If you can let a deleted email circumvent all your rules and operations regarding spending company cash, you deserve to get embezzled.

 

German Man Holds The Guinness World Records For Longest Birthday By Flying Through Different Time Zones.

Guinness-No one ever wants their birthday to end, but Sven Hagemeier from Germany managed to keep his special day going for almost two days by crossing between different time zones, this day last year, as he was turning 26 years old.   Over the course of 46 hours, Sven flew from Auckland (New Zealand), to Brisbane (Australia) and then to Honolulu (Hawaii), achieving a record for the Longest birthday ever.   Sven's elongated birthday celebrations beat the previous record set by Nargis Bhimji of Karachi, celebrated her birthday for 35 hours 25min by crossing time zones after flying from Karachi to Singapore and then to San Francisco back in June 1998.   Speaking of his record-breaking birthday celebrations, Sven said, “I have known Guinness World Records since my childhood and I am a huge fan … I always asked myself if it would be possible to set a record myself. After I found the perfect record for me, I felt confident I could become a record holder.”   The birthday-boy spent the majority of two days in an aeroplane enjoying plane food, working out how to stay comfortable on long-haul flights, and communicating using hand-gestures.   In New Zealand, Sven met Khan, a particularly accommodating taxi driver who managed to show him many of Auckland's most interesting places in just an hour and a half. Everyone wanted to get involved in his record attempt and Sven arrived back home feeling happy that, “you will get help, wherever you are in this world.” But Sven’s extended-birthday highlight was landing in Hawaii at midnight, with the knowledge that he had successfully set the record and that his wife was there waiting for him.   Sven described his Guinness World Records certificate as “an incredible present”.   This year, however, Sven plans to celebrate his birthday in a more low-key, traditional manner - at home with just his family - happy 27th birthday Sven!

Guinness-No one ever wants their birthday to end, but Sven Hagemeier from Germany managed to keep his special day going for almost two days by crossing between different time zones, this day last year, as he was turning 26 years old.
Over the course of 46 hours, Sven flew from Auckland (New Zealand), to Brisbane (Australia) and then to Honolulu (Hawaii), achieving a record for the Longest birthday ever.
Sven’s elongated birthday celebrations beat the previous record set by Nargis Bhimji of Karachi, celebrated her birthday for 35 hours 25min by crossing time zones after flying from Karachi to Singapore and then to San Francisco back in June 1998.
Speaking of his record-breaking birthday celebrations, Sven said, “I have known Guinness World Records since my childhood and I am a huge fan … I always asked myself if it would be possible to set a record myself. After I found the perfect record for me, I felt confident I could become a record holder.”
The birthday-boy spent the majority of two days in an aeroplane enjoying plane food, working out how to stay comfortable on long-haul flights, and communicating using hand-gestures.
In New Zealand, Sven met Khan, a particularly accommodating taxi driver who managed to show him many of Auckland’s most interesting places in just an hour and a half. Everyone wanted to get involved in his record attempt and Sven arrived back home feeling happy that, “you will get help, wherever you are in this world.”
But Sven’s extended-birthday highlight was landing in Hawaii at midnight, with the knowledge that he had successfully set the record and that his wife was there waiting for him.
Sven described his Guinness World Records certificate as “an incredible present”.
This year, however, Sven plans to celebrate his birthday in a more low-key, traditional manner – at home with just his family – happy 27th birthday Sven!

Im gonna hope Sven only put out this PG version of his 26 birthday so his wife doesnt nag him. I mean first off, wife at 26? Laaaammmmeeeeee. Look flying in planes suck. Its never any fun. You’re in a cramped ass seat, and as of recently theres a strong record of planes fucking up and crashing into the oceans never to be seen again. They’re the worst. So thats how you want to spend your 26th birthday? Do better than that, Sven. You dont get many more of these because soon enough your 30 and have a kid and you just wasted your birthday flying and driving around for an hour at a time. That version of your birthday sounds awful.

My Version of your birthday however could be awesome. Heres what i would do. Unload a couple hundred bucks and each place just get the best hooker you can find. I mean yea that sounds kinda skeezy but kinda awesome too. I mean c’mon. Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand?

Exhibit a.) Hawaiiini6sktirskj8lkxbygh

Exhibit b.) New ZealandNew-Zealand-Girl-500x333

Exhibit c.) Australia011866-women-surfers 52764910caf3a8437b92377bb0695ee9

Yea, my point exactly. Im gonna assume you took like three grand out at the ATM and just went from airport to hotel room and found a chick to stuff. I mean those are all island surf countries which means there has to be some soul surfer chick available. Lay down the “Hey its my 26th birthday and im trying to set a world record at the same time, wanna be apart of it?” line and you’re bound to get one. One hot one too. So yea Sven im gonna give you the old wink wink nudge nudge, you spent your 26th birthday going 3 of the hottest islands just flying and doing quick tourist stuff and eating shitty airplane food. But deep down in side I hope you were partying with reef girls and saying Mahalo to some Hawaiian chick in a lei.