(New York Post)- A onetime Vogue staffer has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $50,000 from renowned model and former Vogue creative director-at-large Grace Coddington, sources told The Post.
Dublin-born Yvonne Bannigan, who worked as an assistant for the flame-haired catwalk and fashion icon before she was arrested, rang up $53,564 in unauthorized purchases on the former editor’s credit card, according to court documents and a law enforcement source.
Bannigan ran up the obscene tab before she was arrested in April 2018, the criminal complaint alleges.
She’s also accused of selling property belonging to Coddington — identified in court papers as “Informant 1” — on online luxury consignment store TheRealReal, and kept the $9,000s of commission for herself.
The 25-year-old says on her LinkedIn page that before she worked for Coddington, she interned at ELLE magazine.
Bannigan also appeared in a Teen Vogue spread alongside Coddington in Sept. 2016.
The former fashion assistant faces felony charges of second and third-degree grand larceny.
“We believe there’s been a misunderstanding which we hope will be sorted out,” attorney Michael Cornacchia said. “She has prior no record, and she’s a naturalized U.S. citizen.”
“She didn’t do anything wrong,” he added.