A mother was forced to resign from her job after her son charged close to $133,000 on her credit card. The kicker is that the son is a 19-year-old sneaker reseller and the mother is the VP of Nike North America.
Ann Hebert, Nike’s North America Vice President, stepped down from her position at Nike yesterday after a Bloomberg Businessweek article was published featuring a 19-year-old sneaker pusher named Joe Hebert, which is Ann’s son. Joe boasted about his West Coast Streetwear company, saying, “In May we did $600,000.”
The piece also revealed that the seed money for the business came from his mother’s credit card. Nike firmly forbids its employees from reselling sneakers or merchandise. A Nike spokeswoman did come to Hebert’s defense, stating, “There was no violation of company policy, privileged information, or conflicts of interest, nor is there any commercial affiliation between WCS LLC and Nike, including the direct buying or selling of Nike products.”
Nike will be announcing Hebert’s replacement within the month.