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

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  1. spamelope

    spamelope Active Member

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    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/...ft_n_7111854.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067
     
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  3. rachaellouise

    rachaellouise New Member

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    Oh wow... My thoughts are with poor Ann :(


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  4. spamelope

    spamelope Active Member

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    Reading that made me livid.
     
  5. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino Active Member

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    Who is the active search for?
     
  6. nancydrew71

    nancydrew71 Former Member

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    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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    wfgodot Former Member

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    more from OP link
     
  8. Ransom

    Ransom Former Member

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

     
  9. Ransom

    Ransom Former Member

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    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/fame-true-crime-writer-ann-rule-victim-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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    Ransom Former Member

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    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Wow...
     
  12. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Crown Winner by Default ~ Don't Judge :D

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    i don't understand the active search title............search for whom or what??? :thinking:
     
  13. Ransom

    Ransom Former Member

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    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.

    Link, again:
    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/fame-true-crime-writer-ann-rule-victim-theft/nkyrg/
     
  14. spamelope

    spamelope Active Member

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    Sorry, my mistake. Maybe a mod can remove that?
     
  15. ATasteOfHoney

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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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    daisymae Registered User

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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.
     
  17. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Crown Winner by Default ~ Don't Judge :D

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    i thought i was missing the obvious :D

    i'm sure they'll fix it, :tyou: sooo much for the story, i had not seen a thing about it and i'm constantly scanning the internet....

    i'm a HUGE ann fan and it saddens me to hear of this......what a wonderfully talented storyteller she is.........:rose:
     
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    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Can you imagine Ann Rule's horror as she opened up the Key Bank app and saw the checks forged by her son?

    I am assuming Ann is telling prosecutors to file charges. Wouldn't a prosecutor need her agreement to file charges on forgery?

    Very heartbreaking.
     
  20. Queen Bee

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    make that sons with an s......two of them :(.....

    how awful for her.........and they get a monthly "salary" from her already :mad:....

    talk about ungrateful!!!
     
  21. spamelope

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    You're welcome. I saw this and hurried over to post it, pronto! Ann Rule is a favorite here. God bless her.
     

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