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October hasn't been a great month for Condé Nast. Just two weeks after the media company announced they were laying off nearly 80 employees, reports have surfaced that one former staffer allegedly stole more than $50,000 from Condé Nast during her employment.
According to the New York Post, Deb Lee, the former senior director of partnerships and entertainment at GQ, allegedly pocketed $50,000 over several years while working at the company. There aren't any details yet on how she stole the money, but it looks like the crime was deliberately kept under wraps.
Unnamed sources told the Post that the new GQ publisher Howard Mittman let Lee go quietly several weeks ago, after the alleged fraud was discovered. Lee is a familiar face within Condé Nast: before GQ, she spent time with Condé Nast Traveler and Vogue.
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