Man Spends 1 Million of Stolen Money on Game of War

first_imgThe ironic thing about free-to-play games is that players tend to spend a great deal of real-world money on them via microtransactions. While some folks can go overboard with how much money they put into a mobile game, most tend to keep themselves in check and not go wild. But what would happen if a player had near limitless funds? How much could a person actually spend on a free-to-play game? We now have an answer to this question.A forty-five-year-old man named Kevin Co from Sacramento, California recently plead guilty to fraudulently using company credit cards to steal $4.8 million from his employer, Holt California. He spent $1 million of the stolen funds on Game of War (a game made famous thanks to commercials featuring Kate Upton and Mariah Carey showing a healthy amount of cleavage). The game brings in an average of $1.6 million a day thanks to all of its users, but Co managed to spend that same amount of money all by himself.As for what Co spent the rest of the stolen money on, he used the company card to purchase expensive cars, plastic surgery, a golf course membership at the exclusive Whitney Oaks Gold Club in Rocklin, California, home furniture, and season tickets to San Francisco 49ers and Sacramento Kings games. All of this and more are detailed in his plea agreement (via Ars Technica). Co indulged himself on company funds over the course of seven years.Mr. Co has pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering. He will be sentenced in May of next year. The two charges against him each carry jail terms of up to 20 years. However, the US government’s attorney has recommended a lesser punishment as part of the plea deal.last_img

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