A high flying corporate executive say of a professional escort: ‘ I was duped because I wanted to have a family’.
‘I wanted to be loved and cared for. My heart kind of override my head and “Take a chance”,’ ‘Well, it blew up in my face. My mistake was trusting her. At this point, I have very little faith anything she told me ever was true.’ !!
Drug company, Nemera executive, Scott Kennedy, and his favorite escort Crystal Lundberg, spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, a San Diego mansion, a chauffeur, dogs and even potted plants
‘I wanted to be loved’ says Kennedy, 43, after he allowed ‘let an escort he met on Backpage.com spend $5.8MILLION in on his company’s credit card
Drug company, Nemera executive, Scott Kennedy, and his favorite escort Crystal Lundberg, spent Numera’s corporate cash for body enhancement, a sprawling mansion, her failed spa businesses and a personal driver for her children’
Scott Kennedy and Crystal Lundberg made the charges between November 2015 and March 2017 when Kennedy’s former employer, France based Nemera, found more than 8,800 improper charges to the company credit card
Almost $1million of the $5.8million in charges was spent on travel alone
The couple met on classified ad website Backpages.com, when Lundberg was working as an escort
Kennedy solicited her services between eight and ten times from 2012 to May 2015. By May 2015, Lundberg began seeking financial assistance from Kennedy
Nemera said it became aware of possible improper financial activity by Kennedy earlier this year and he was fired in March
FBI agents raided Lundberg’s San Diego mansion in May, seizing multiple items
The pair are under investigation for fraud and money laundering, but records show criminal charges have not been filed against either.
Kennedy said he was duped into the purchases because he ‘wanted to be loved’
Crystal Lundberg and her ‘sugar daddy’, Scott Kennedy guzzled millions in corporate funds to keep their romance sizzling
A top drug company executive and an escort managed to rack up $5.8million worth of charges on a company credit card.
Court filings showed Scott Kennedy, 43, who worked for France-based Numera, and Crystal Lundberg, 31, spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, a San Diego mansion, a chauffeur for her children, dogs and even potted plants.
Kennedy says he let Lundberg dupe him into spending the millions because he wanted to be loved and had hoped it would lead to a family.
Thinking with the wrong side of the body: Scott Kennedy [left], who worked for France-based Nemera, and Crystal Lundberg [right], spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, a San Diego mansion, a chauffeur, dogs and a failed business venture
Kennedy met professional escort Crystal Lundberg [photo], in 2012 through the classified ad website Backpage.com
Crystal Lundberg on the website Vines
Kennedy told the FBI that he first met the professional escort in 2012 through the classified ad website Backpage.com, which advertises sexual services.
Soon afterwards, she, her two young children, and their pets moved in with Kennedy at his suburban home.
That November, Kennedy gave Lundberg access to the company credit card for the first time after she asked for help buying Christmas gifts for her daughters, according to the filing.
At first Lundberg, her daughters and her pets moved into Kennedy’s suburban home before moving into her own San Diego mansion [photo], at the cost of $12,000-a-month in rent that the company covered
Over the next 16 months, the pair burned through $5.79million of company cash, authorities alleged.
Analysis conducted by Nemera found more than 8,800 improper charges to the company credit card between November 2015 and mid-March 2017.
This included money to front Lundberg’s own spa known as K&K Cosmetics, plastic surgery during a stay in Miami, two Rolex watches, a personal driver for her daughters, a maid, two purebred dogs and trips to numerous location include Bali, Hawaii, France and Costa Rica.
The new ‘family’ spent almost $1million on travel alone, according to the affidavit of cause.
Lundberg and her daughters moved in with Kennedy before splurging on a $12,000 a month mansion in San Diego
Analysis conducted by Nemera found more than 8,800 improper charges to the company credit card between November 2015 and mid-March 2017. In addition, $24,000 was spent for movers to haul Lundberg’s potted plants from her home in Illinois to the mansion.
The pool on the grounds of the swank digs Lundberg and her children enjoyed on the dime of Numera. Millions of dollars was spent by the spend happy pair on Money was spent on two Rolex watches, a personal driver for her daughters, a maid, two purebred dogs and trips to numerous location include Bali, Hawaii, France and Costa Rica
BREAKDOWN OF COMPANY CREDIT CARD CHARGES
- Costa Rica
- Island in the Aegean Sea
- Bora Bora
Clothing and Accessories: $606,887
Home décor and improvement: $552,662
Lodging: $441,312 [San Diego mansion rent at $12,000/month]
Jewelry $279,231 [Two Rolex watches for $60,000]
Health and beauty: $253,019
Personal driver: $8,000/month
Two purebred dogs: up to $6,000
Movers for the potted plants: $24,000
Kennedy claims he was duped into the purchases because he ‘wanted to be loved and have a family’
Lundberg moved to a 7,000-square-foot-mansion on Polvera Avenue in San Diego where the company footed the $12,000-a-month rent at the mansion.
In addition, $24,000 was spent for movers to haul the woman’s potted plants from Illinois.
The company also unknowingly gave $585,000 for Lundberg to spend time at a medical spa called the Royalty Room.
Kennedy told the Chicago Tribune he was duped by the escort because ‘wanted to have a family’.
‘I wanted to be loved and cared for. My heart kind of overrid my head and said, “Take a chance”,’ he said.
‘Well, it blew up in my face. My mistake was trusting her. At this point, I have very little faith anything she told me ever was true.’
Feds descend on Lundberg’s San Diego, Calif mansion in May, after prosecutors filed a warrant to seize her business checking account mansion [photo]
A black Jaguar is hauled away from the mansion by feds, Wednesday
More artifacts are taken from the home
Kennedy told the FBI that Lundberg led him to believe she would reimburse him, she claimed she was adopted by a wealthy family as a child and, at age 30, she would be able to access $4million trust fund. However, records show that the escort, who filed for bankruptcy in 2009 reported to only about $100 in a checking account and income of about $200 a month, no mention of a trust fund
Kennedy agreed to cooperate with authorities, including making undercover recordings of face-to-face and telephone conversations, according to the court filing.
In May, prosecutors filed a warrant to seize Lundberg’s business checking account and FBI agents raided her San Diego mansion.
According to 10News, dozens of agents in full gear with guns stormed the residence, seizing a Jaguar and white grand piano, among other things.
At the time, the mansion was the site of an estate sale advertised as ‘Unexpected move for Chicago Heiress with Designer EVERYTHING’.
Both Kennedy and Lundberg are under investigation for fraud and money laundering, but records show criminal charges have not been filed against either