It’s always a gamble when you let others handle your finances. The risk is exacerbated when you marry someone with a gambling addiction and she knows your senile parents have $500,000 sitting in the bank.
According to an article by a St. Petersburg Times reporter, a Florida woman stole the half-million from her in-laws, who first realized something was wrong when a check to their dentist bounced.
Jennifer Dennison, 42, of Bushnell, Fla., is charged with wiping out the elderly couple’s savings and checking accounts, as well as cashing in and spending their CDs, annuities, life insurance and retirement funds.
According to investigators, Dennison’s husband, Scott, let his wife handle his parents’ finances.
Jennifer was quite the gambler — she won $13 million over a two-year period at a Tampa casino. Unlike Kenny Rogers, she didn’t know when to fold ‘em — she spent $14 million during the same time period.
The end result is that the bankrupted couple doesn’t have enough to pay Jennifer’s $64,000 bail.