Janet H. Krasner, Petitioner, and Paul Krasner , Intervenor - Page 6
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credit card accounts, or petitioner’s access to those accounts,
around December 1999 because of the excessive expenditures that
he believed petitioner was making.
At least during 1998 and 1999, petitioner generally was to
pay certain household bills and bills for certain personal items
(e.g., clothes, gasoline) from the joint checking account. There
was not always enough money in the joint checking account to pay
all such bills, and Mr. Krasner paid certain household bills
(e.g., mortgage loan payments) from one or both of Mr. Krasner’s
business bank accounts.
On different occasions during 1998, Mr. Krasner purchased
and gave petitioner an Apple laptop computer and an Apple desktop
computer,5 a pearl necklace worth at least $2,000,6 and a digital
camera.7 Around Christmas 1998, Mr. Krasner gave petitioner an
opal brooch that he purchased for $350 and a diamond necklace
that he purchased for $800. At the request of petitioner, Mr.
Krasner returned the diamond necklace.
At least during 1998, 1999, and 2000, petitioner, either
alone or with one or more family members, took (1) various trips
5The record does not disclose the price of the two computers
that Mr. Krasner purchased for petitioner.
6At an undisclosed time, the pearl necklace was appraised
and insured for $6,000.
7There is no reliable evidence in the record establishing
the cost of the digital camera that Mr. Krasner gave to peti-
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