Monday, November 05, 2012

GameStop Adding To The Woes



Vindication!

Ok. So I feel a tiny bit bad that it was money that COULD have went to actually paying customer service and store employees more appropriate wages. But I knew Chris. He probably doesn’t remember me, or cared not to remember because I wasn’t in his “circle”. 

Chris was a dick. This couldn’t have happened to a better person.

In my time there at the corporate office, he was the end-all, be-all for anything dealing with GameStop and the press. Anytime Kotaku, Destructoid, or PennyArcade wanted comments from GameStop, it went to Chris. Well more accurately, it went to one of his peons. He just signed his name at the bottom of letters and e-mails.

His scheme went something like this: He created a fictitious company Cloud Communications LLC in Nevada, under a Jennifer Miller, to act as a funnel for extra money.

Chris had a pretty cushy job. VP of public relations? Yeah. Cushy. He didn’t have to do a lot and he got paid a lot for it. It’s just a case of the greedy being greedy.

From a period of 2 years from 2009-2011 he managed to swindle plenty to get the attention of GameStop corporate. Cloud Communications only existed on paper and had no trail. With his admittance of guilt to one count of mail fraud (yeah I know…mail fraud, the f?) it carries up to 20 years in prison with a $250k fine.
What happens to all of that money? Who knows. If GameStop does see any of it again, employees will never know. Ohhh. I wonder what the company e-mail looks like this morning. :D

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