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Dream wedding, bad ending

Here's the tale of an English bride who, reports say, stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer to fund a lavish wedding:

A bride who stole nearly half a million pounds to fund her dream wedding has been jailed for two years.

Joanne Kent, 26, hired every room in a cliff-top hotel, laid on a fireworks display, splashed on flowers and even bought Armani bracelets for guests.

The mother-of-two spent the money on the lavish ceremony in Newquay, Cornwall, in September 2007 while tying the knot to fiance David.

Kent pilfered £470,000 from her former employers Wilson UK Ltd, a Walsall subsidiary of an American company supplying the oil industry, before leaving the firm two months before her wedding.

Read the full story on the Daily Mail web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 7, 2010; 8:19 AM ET
Categories:  Around the World , Offbeat  
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