Crime Doesn’t Pay!

No Silver Spoons Here!

It looks like we have another controversy involving the last will and testament of an elderly Surprise Millionaire. This gentleman’s grand-nephew has been cheated out of his inheritance due to the involvement of some unsavory characters.  Like I have said in the past to all of you potential Surprise Millionaires out there, make your wishes known. Better yet, write a will with the help of an attorney that will stand up in the court of your jurisdiction against anyone who might file a false claim. Surprise Millionaires work far too hard to have their fortunes disbursed in a way other than what they wanted.

However, I am happy to report that those “unsavory characters” are getting their just desserts and they are learning that crime doesn’t pay!

A Surprise Millionaire From Yesteryear

Grelton Cemetary (2)Back in the 1960s, a frugal and quiet bachelor stunned his small  Ohio town with the bequest he left for the maintenace of the local rundown cemetery.  W.E. Nichols lived an interesting life. From running away from home at 15 to fight in the Spanish-American War to buying scores of Chevron stock certificates off of drunken oil field workers, Mr. Nichols’ young life could be thought of as anything but boring.  Of course most of these interesting tidbits, including the fact that he was a multi-millionaire, didn’t come to light until after his passing.  The residents of 1960s Grelton Ohio were just as shocked as we are today when learning about a Surprise Millionaire.  I guess some things never change!