Golddigger Found Guilty of Marrying Dying Man For His Money
Cathleen Kenter-Nevins of Burlington, Kentucky was convicted of three counts of exploiting an adult and sentenced yesterday to 18 years in prison, but she won't be going to the big house because she caught a break and will spend five years on probation and pay $138,212.76 in restitution instead.
According to the Kentucky Enquirer, 40-year-old Cathleen, an admitted gambling addict, befriended the victim, 66-year-old Danny Nevins, in order to steal from his $1 million trust. When authorities began to question her relationship with Danny, who, by the way was mentally and physically impaired, she tricked him into marrying her in the back seat of a car in a Tennessee park. After the "wedding" she moved him to her home. When Danny died in March 2008 from pneumonia, Cathleen claimed to be the sole heir to his estate. (She wasn't.) During the course of the sham marriage, authorities believe Cathleen stole almost between $500,000 and $1 million which she used to gamble and buy a home.
Furthermore, she somehow finagled Danny to write a will, naming -- wait for it -- her current jumpoff as the sole beneficiary!!!
A trial to have the marriage annulled posthumously is set for November.
Wait! Why wasn't Anna Nicole (bless her soul) charged with a similar crime? Just sayin'.