Recently we did a story about Courtney Love going to the police with accusations of her late husband Kurt Cobain’s identity being stolen. Since that article appeared, more damning evidence has surfaced and it looks like Kurt’s mother and sister are losing their homes because of this.
The estimated amount of money taken from the estate is $200 million. It sounds like Love knows who has taken the money and right now the man and woman remain unidentified until proper paperwork is filed.
A total of 188 credit cards were opened, 62 bank accounts, several very expensive cars were purchased. In addition, many homes were refinanced by the thieves including the home of Cobain’s mother, Wendy Fradenburg Cobain O’Connor. Cobain’s sister Kim has already had her home repossessed by the bank.
Love, who has never refinanced her home, has found out that records show that it has been refinanced 4 times. The matter has been turned over to the FBI in Orange County and Scotland Yard. Hopefully they will be able to recoup some of their losses.
Cobain’s Will left his mother 15% of the estate and the rest went to Love and their daughter Francis Bean. The proceedings have been tied up in probate for 14 years, in an open state that is supposedly why access to Cobain’s social security information could have been the source of the scams. There is also reportedly a forged document that had Love turning over power of attorney to others because she was in an incapacitated state. She claims to have never signed any such agreement.
Something seems a little fishy here so we’ll just have to see how it all turns out. Ignorance of ones own financial situation over a prolonged time frame seems to be the case here – at least in part. Was no one guarding the hen house? Hmmmm.