Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, a hacker, illegally accessed Paris Hilton’s account and stole not only over $300,000, but also accessed her nude pictures! The female hacker, residing in United States, also used some of the money to throw a New Year’s Eve party.
According to the federal prosecutors, Paytsar carried out the fraud between 2015 and 2017, while impersonating the The Simple Life reality star and two other victims on the Internet. The thief, pretending to be Paris, requested the singer’s assistant to wire a huge transfer of $80,000 in to her bank account.
Furthermore, court documents revealed by TMS also stated that the woman used the hotel heiress’ credit cards to make reservations at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, Hollywood, to throw an enormous New Year’s Eve bash in 2015. The expenses totaled up to an alarming amount of $40,000 on Paris’ credit card.
The fraudulent activities did not cease here; allegedly, Paytsar also attempted to gain access to Paris’ father Rick Hilton’s and her sister Nikki Hilton’s accounts to steal important passwords. It is still unclear whether she succeeded in gaining access.
It is also claimed that the hacker downloaded the famous model and singer’s naked pictures from her iCloud account. However, it has not been found out whether the pictures were released or how they were/will be used.
In 2017, the hacker was arrested and pleaded guilty to bank fraud conspiracy. The woman will be sentenced on Monday, May 7, possibly for up to five years.
The prosecutors are pushing for a very harsh punishment. The culprit may be required to face five years of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. She might also have to pay back the lost amount of $318,535 to not only Paris but also to the other two victims.
Recently, Paris also lost her $2 million engagement ring at a party, though it was later found by her fiance. The party was at a massive 50,000 square-foot location called Mana Wynwood. The couple informed security to help them find the ring. It was recovered from a nearby ice bucket.
She wrote on Twitter, “The ring was just so heavy and big that while I was dancing it literally flew off my finger into an ice bucket a couple of tables over. Thank God by some miracle my fiancée found it before someone else did and most likely would not have returned it. I am so lucky!”