Woman Steals Daughter’s Inheritance Left by Grandma, Karma Catches up with Her a Few Years Later

A mother secretly funded her lavish lifestyle using her daughter’s inheritance. Not a penny belonged to her, but she didn’t shy away from robbing her child of her rightful wealth. Years later, karma visits the aged mother.

When a mother thought she’d simply get away with robbing her daughter of her rightful inheritance, she overlooked the negative consequences that would fall on her later. A Redditor shared that she lost her grandmother when she was 16.

The grandparent was a hardworking woman who ran an upholstery business for 50 years. When she neared her end of days, she got down to some serious decisions about the rightful heirs of her inheritance. Eventually, the wealth was sliced up, sparking a legacy war.

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The original poster’s (OP) mother was the middle child. OP was well aware of her mother and grandmother’s clash and also guessed how her parent would react to finding out how much or how little she inherited.

Her mother wouldn’t settle for an average share. She dreamed big and wanted a considerable share than the others in the family. However, OP’s grandmother didn’t abide by her desires and knew what she needed to do.

As a practical lady, the grandmother decided to give out her assets based on which child and grandchild would benefit the most in the long run. Amidst her thoughtful process, she didn’t allow herself to be influenced by anyone, not even OP’s mother.

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When the grandparent died a few years ago, her will was announced and OP’s mother got her late parent’s heirloom jewelry since she was obsessed with ornaments. OP’s brother got the delivery van from the old woman’s business. Since he was a part of a band, she thought he needed one for touring.

Finally, investing a lot of thought in OP’s future, her grandmother set up an education trust for her worth $30K. This infuriated OP’s mother who lashed out at her, saying her college fund was worth more than the jewelry and delivery van.

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The parent claimed it was unfair, but OP argued that her grandmother had the right to split her assets the way she wanted. While everyone settled for their respective shares, OP didn’t realize her mother had a wicked plan brewing in mind.

What Plan Did OP’s Mother Have In the Works?
Two years later, OP landed her second semester of freshman year in college. During this time, she received several scholarships that paid for her tuition, while the money in her trust rested safely for her future expenses.

When she turned 18, she asked her mother about obtaining access to her fund to control it herself. Her mother came out with a shocking confession that jolted her senses, with OP stating:

“I was totally stunned and couldn’t believe she’d just admit to it.”

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She vaguely told her that the trust was empty and she would get nothing from it. OP was startled and saw her entire future on a cliffhanger. The Reddit user gave some background about how her mother hatched her devious plan.

OP couldn’t be more delighted to see how her mother paid a considerable price for robbing her inheritance.
Her mother was a math professor, and she actively encouraged her to take tuition in her class. At the time, OP was still in high school, and she took some classes to leap into college. Since she was a faculty member’s daughter, her tuition expenses were cut to $25 a credit hour.

This is where her mother’s plan came into play. The conniving parent obtained the actual bills for each course OP took and withdrew the funds from her trust. She drained all the money before OP landed in college and scholarships.

The teenager was alarmed and confronted her mother. OP demanded her money back, and that’s when her mother came clean about the property she’d bought to build her dream house. She told OP how the house would benefit her in the long run.

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The daughter was devastated, but she had no money to drag her mother to court. OP was forced to do whatever she could to protect herself from the selfish parent.

What Steps Did OP Take To Cope with Her Mother’s Deceit, and What Happened to the Parent?
OP decided it would be best to move out and cut her mother out of her life except for occasional holidays. She got a job and moved into her new apartment. The Reddit user never looked back and left her parent to come to terms with the adverse effects of her deeds.

Five years later, her mother had built her so-called dream which crushed OP. However, a few months later, OP was delighted when she heard the news of her mother’s sudden downfall. It turned out that her mother never paid any taxes on the money she’d swiped from the trust.

She never paid any property taxes, either for the land or the house. After a lengthy legal battle, OP’s mother was forced to sell her once overestimated $700K house for a mere $220K settlement. Even then, she was drowning in construction and tax debts, estimated to be around $250K in total.

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With no “dream house” and $30K debt left to be paid, OP’s mother declared bankruptcy. She moved into a moderate apartment and settled her debts for the next few years. The Redditor’s parent eventually retired, had no savings, and still blamed the entire world for her mistakes.

OP was delighted, and as soon as she posted her experience online, she couldn’t believe the reaction. Reddit users jumped to the comment section to give her support and encouragement.

One person shared how their parents took their trust fund and gave it to his younger sister to buy a house because their grandmother was moving in with the sibling. The reader never graduated because of lack of funds and then their father had their sister take out a second mortgage so the parent could get a loan.