If you could spend someone else’s money on a free-to-play game without shame, how much would you blow on microtransactions and other in-game advantages?
For one California man, the answer to that question was, “One million dollars of stolen money.” The title in question was the F2P mobile title Game of War, and the player a 45-year-old man named Kevin Lee Co.
Co confessed in a guilty plea of embezzling $4.8 million from his company over the span of seven years. Among the other crazy things he purchased, a fifth of the stolen funds was spent on a single game, which probably makes him one of the biggest F2P whales of all time.
Co faces up to 20 years in prison for his crime. Perhaps he should have used the “Kate Upton made me do it” defense.