Report: Condé Nast Fires Executive for Allegedly Stealing $50K

Perhaps the perks of working at a legacy print publication weren’t enough: longtime Condé Nast employee Deb Lee has reportedly been fired for slowly stealing over $50,000 from the company during her tenure.

Sources told the New York Post that Lee, who was ‎Senior Director of Entertainment + Partnerships at GQ and had previously held positions at Vogue and Condé Nast Traveler, was fired by Vice President and Publisher Howard Mittman. Mittman had just recently been hired from Wired/Ars Technica, which meant Lee’s firing was played off at the time as a normal shift in staffing.

At the time, Lee’s ouster was made to look like the standard changing of the guard when a new publisher arrives on the scene.

Since the Post‘s piece went up, Lee’s LinkedIn page has been taken down, though her Twitter and Instagram accounts are still up (her Instagram account is private). Condé Nast told the Post that Lee wasn’t working for them any longer, but wouldn’t say anything about why she left – there’s no information about whether she actually stole the money or how much it was or (more importantly) how she did so.

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Image via Rob Kim/Getty for GQ

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