Vogue Grifter Gets Probation for Stealing $50,000 From Grace Coddington

 Yvonne Bannigan.
Yvonne Bannigan. Photo: Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock

Former Vogue staffer Yvonne Bannigan was sentenced to three years probation on Wednesday for stealing more than $50,000 while working as the assistant to Grace Coddington, the magazine’s creative-director-at-large, the New York Post reports.

News of Bannigan’s arrest broke late last May; as if by serendipity, it was timed shortly after Jessica Pressler’s New York exposé on fake German heiress Anna Delvey was published, helping to kick off what was dubbed the “Summer of Scam.” The Irish-born Bannigan had reportedly worked at Vogue for a short amount of time before becoming Coddington’s assistant in 2016. That same year, the Post notes, she appeared in a Teen Vogue spread with her now-former boss.

At the time of her arrest, Bannigan — who worked for Coddington for two years — was accused of stealing a total of $53,564, mostly through charges to credit cards belonging to Coddington. On top of that, Bannigan was also accused of selling Coddington’s property on the online consignment shop TheRealReal, pocketing $9,000 in commission herself. She was charged with second- and third-degree grand larceny, and although she initially called the crimes a “misunderstanding,” Bannigan eventually pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

On Wednesday, Bannigan, 26, was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court — while wearing a black-and-white polka-dot dress, the Post had to note. She received three years of probation, and had already completed 15 days of community service under her plea deal.

Vogue Grifter Gets Probation for Stealing $50,000 From Boss