According to the New York Post, Warner Music caught an employee for stealing, and for once, it wasn’t music that got him in trouble! Andrew Robinson, (as of now) formerly a staff member at Warner Music in New York City, allegedly ripped Warner off for $700,000 and is now facing grand larceny charges.
According to the Manhattan Criminal Court complaint, Robinson “was in charge of ordering products […] [and the higher-up] realized that since 2007, over […] $700,000 was paid to a company called A.I. Robinson for products that were never provided […] [and that] A.I. Robinson bore the same address as the defendant’s employment application.” In case you need help putting the obvious together, A.I. Robinson was in fact said Andrew Robinson, and he would “buy products using [his] personal account and submit invoices for more than the amount paid for said products.” He sustained this project from 2007 until earlier this month, when Warner’s VP caught on. Pretty clever, eh? Except now he’s out $10,000 for bail and doesn’t even have any illegal Mp3s to get him through these hard times, a solace reserved for respectable, music-stealing pirates. Ouch.