Not All Black Sheep are Cute
During a recent visit, Mary asked Betty about her financial situation, but Betty referred all questions to Joe. Joe was vague and evasive, and seemed irritated by Mary’s questions. Growing concerned, Mary went through Betty’s bills and bank statements and discovered that an equity line of credit had been placed on Betty’s home.
The $200,000 credit line was nearly maxed-out. The credit card statements showed hundreds of purchases that could not have been for Betty’s expenses: liquor, sports tickets, and cash advances at a casino.
*Disclaimer. This is a fictional narrative based on common fact patterns we have encountered. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. The individuals who appear on the accompanying photos are dramatizations of fictional clients, witnesses, attorneys, or other parties. None of the individuals are actual clients, witnesses, attorneys, or parties to actual legal proceedings.