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For the past couple years, Paris Hilton has been the victim of severe hacking. Now, the hacker-in-question will be put behind bars. As it was recently reported, from 2015 to 2017, a woman named Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan has made the media starlet's glamorous life a living hell. Paystar stole not only nude photos of Hilton but also thousands of dollars from the tabloid-famous former reality TV star as well. In fact, it's estimated Paris Hilton had at least $120,000 taken from her accounts, and Paystar Bkhchadzhyan will soon be sentenced to an extended prison stay. Here's what happened to The Simple Life star.
TMZ reported on Paris Hilton's traumatic ordeal. Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan also reportedly stole from two other people, but Paris Hilton is considered to be the most high profile. According to the legal documents, Bkhchadzhyan tapped into Hilton's bank accounts and then went to town on a spending spree. Most notably, she used the star's credit card information to make reservations at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood for a New Year's Eve bash in 2015. That event alone wound up costing $40,000, which was all charged to Hilton's credit cards. The hacker was also known to adopt Paris Hilton's identity to receive more money. By pretending to be Hilton, Paystar Bkchadzhyan was able to receive an additional $80,000 from Hilton's assistant. And that's not the only thing the hacker stole from Paris Hilton.
As mentioned above, in addition to the heft stack of cash, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan also reportedly grabbed some revealing photos of Paris Hilton from her iCloud account. It's unknown what Paytsar did with the nude photos, or what her intentions were when she had them. Was she planning to leak them online, or was she going to use them to blackmail the media star into more money? It's hard to know at this time. Of course, if the photos were leaked, Paris Hilton certainly wouldn't be the only celebrity to wind up in a nude photo scandal in recent years. Nevertheless, it was likely a scary situation for Paris Hilton.
In addition to Paris Hilton, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan also hacked into accounts for other members of the Hilton family, including Rick Hilton, Paris Hilton's father, and Nicky Hilton, Paris's sister. Paystar did this in order to grab more account information from Paris Hilton. In any case, Paytsar's thieving is going to have some serious consequences. She was caught last year, which is when she plead guilty of fraud conspiracy. Bkhchadzhyan is expected to be sentenced tomorrow, and the court isn't expected to take it easy on her. She'll potentially receive upwards of 57 months in prison, along with three years of supervised release. Additionally Paytsar is expected to pay back her victims, with a total of $318,535. So, Paris Hilton should get her money back... eventually.