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    WA - Author Ann Rule Was Abused, Ripped Off By Her Sons, Cops Say

    Bestselling true crime author Ann Rule was bilked out of more than $100,000 by two of her sons, one of whom demanded money while she "cowered in her wheelchair," authorities said.

    Michael Rule, 51, has been charged with theft in the first degree and forgery, for allegedly writing himself $103,628 in checks from his mother's bank account, according to charging documents. Andrew Rule, 54, was accused of coercing his mother into giving him $23,327 and was charged with first-degree theft. Both are free on their own recognizance awaiting trial.


    I love her. Best wishes for full recovery and justice.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/0...ushpmg00000067
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    Oh wow... My thoughts are with poor Ann


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    Reading that made me livid.

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    Who is the active search for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamelope View Post
    Bestselling true crime author Ann Rule was bilked out of more than $100,000 by two of her sons, one of whom demanded money while she "cowered in her wheelchair," authorities said.

    Michael Rule, 51, has been charged with theft in the first degree and forgery, for allegedly writing himself $103,628 in checks from his mother's bank account, according to charging documents. Andrew Rule, 54, was accused of coercing his mother into giving him $23,327 and was charged with first-degree theft. Both are free on their own recognizance awaiting trial.


    I love her. Best wishes for full recovery and justice.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/0...ushpmg00000067
    This is a surprise to me! I thought Ann only had a daughter! I hope they work this all out as a family should. I've read all of her books.

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    Ann Rule, 84, has been in declining health since an October 2013 fall that resulted in a broken hip, according to court documents....She "is on oxygen at all times," suffers from periods of "extreme confusion" and is "vulnerable to undue influence."
    more from OP link

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    5 kids per her bio: http://www.authorannrule.com/Ann_Rule_Bio.html

    Quote Originally Posted by nancydrew71 View Post
    This is a surprise to me! I thought Ann only had a daughter! I hope they work this all out as a family should. I've read all of her books.

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    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/fame...m-theft/nkyrg/

    Investigators were tipped off about the charges of financial exploitation last month when her son-in-law emailed the King County Prosecutor's office.

    Court documents also show that when some checks were overdrawn, one of Ann Rule's caregivers helped her download a Key Bank app, where she has an account. Through the app she was able to find that her checks were being forged.

    According to prosecutors, "Andy would pester and bully Ann relentlessly for money, sometimes,threatening suicide, sometimes trying to make her feel guilty, sometimes screaming obscenities at her, until she would finally give in and write him a check."

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    Wow...
    Police Department revealed that four of Ann Rule's children receive an estimated $25,000 monthly salary through her corporation, Rule Enterprises LLC, for "assigned responsibilities."


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    i don't understand the active search title............search for whom or what???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen Bee View Post
    i don't understand the active search title............search for whom or what???
    Me either:
    Michael and Andrew Rule are out of jail on personal recognizance. However, prosecutors filed a restraining order against them to stay away from Ann Rule.

    They will be arraigned on April 30th.

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    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/fame...m-theft/nkyrg/
    Last edited by Tricia; 04-21-2015 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Fix quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cappuccino View Post
    Who is the active search for?
    Sorry, my mistake. Maybe a mod can remove that?

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    So sad to hear about her troubles.....at least her caregiver & son-in-law seem to be watching out for her!
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    oh my, love her books and movies. So sorry to hear her health is declining, and hope she removes those 2 sons from inheritances. Bless your heart, Ms. Rule.

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