Man uses fiancee's credit card to buy one-way ticket to Hawaii, marries another woman
If you're planning to leave your fiancee to marry another woman, it's probably best not to steal her things and use her credit card for the wedding. It's just a bad move, OK? Gutsy, but also criminal.
A man who had planned to marry a Wisconsin woman in December decided to dip out a little early, take many of her belongings, and use her to fund his one-one ticket to Hawaii to marry a Russian woman. He also used her credit card for a hotel, flowers, and other wedding expenses. It's beyond classy, really.
Raymond Jackson 41, was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison for stealing an engagement ring, laptop, credit cards, luggage and money from the woman. Court records say he stole a total of $7,600 from the woman.
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A 39-year-old woman told police she met Jackson in Prescott in September 2008. He eventually moved in with her, and they planned to marry Dec. 31 in Las Vegas. He said he had a job interview in South Dakota and flew out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The woman then realized her laptop, cell phone, suitcase and $4,200 diamond ring were missing, and Jackson had used her credit card to buy an $800 one-way ticket to Hawaii. Reports indicate Jackson married a woman from Russia while in Hawaii and had used the Pierce County woman's credit card for a hotel, flowers, flights and other expenses.
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