By Anna Von Reitz
Imagine the situation --
You are the heir of a vast fortune, but suddenly, you "disappear".
(For the moment, we won't delve into how.)
Your British Cousin, Bubba, says to himself --- "What ho! No sense in letting all this property sit idle! I have the keys to the boathouse and the mansion and cars and everything, so I will just move in and make myself at home in Cousin Joe's absence."
So he does. He settles his ample rump in your armchair, props his feet in front of your fire, and begins directing all sorts of business operations using your assets as collateral for his enterprises.
He rents out your boat for ferrying and boat rides and sightseeing and makes a killing. He buys another boat using your credit, and expands upon this business. The money is rolling in.
He does the same thing with the mansion -- turns it into a B and B, rakes in the dough, then uses it as collateral for a loan to start a hotel chain. Things are going great guns.