File this one under the SOB of the day…
Cameron Poole, now the former financial director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra is facing charges of embezzling £560,000 (roughly $936,000) from the ensemble to fund his rock-star lifestyle for the last four years.
It is thought that the money has gone towards everything from holiday vacations, clothing, antiques (including a set of £4,000 candlesticks… really?), to upgrades to his £900,000 home outside of London.
The investigation began when the orchestra’s administration conducted an outside audit, which revealed the enormous amount of missing funds.
In addition to a hefty prison sentence if convicted, Poole is already serving an even greater punishment… his wife, Suzanne, a music teacher and city councillor, has kicked him out of the house. YOU GO GIRL!
Link to the original story on the London Evening Standard’s website after the break.
Orchestra’s finance boss ‘siphoned off £560,000′