A Hacker Stole $130,000 From Paris Hilton And Threw A New Year’s Eve Party

A woman in the US is facing up to five years in prison, and may also be ordered to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars, after illegally accessing accounts held by Paris Hilton, and using some of the funds to throw a new year’s eve bash.

Federal prosecutors say that Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan was active between 2015 and 2017, and impersonated Paris Hilton online, at one point emailing an assistant who worked for the heiress to request a funds transfer of $80,000 to her account.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the woman also used Hilton’s credit cards to make reservations for a 2015 new year’s eve party at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, and made up to $40,000 worth of charges on the night.

It was also alleged that Bkhchadzhyan hacked Paris’ father Rick Hilton and sister Nicki in order to steal passwords belonging to her, and it is claimed she downloaded naked pictures from the heiress’ iCloud account, but it’s unclear if these were shared.

The woman was arrested in 2017 and plead guilty to bank fraud conspiracy. Prosecutors have asked for a sentence of 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and also want her to pay $318,535 in restitution to Paris and other victims.

She will be sentenced on Monday in the US.