Love launches legal attack against thieves

March 9th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 9 (IANS) Singer Courtney Love has filed a legal complaint against thieves who used her late husband Kurt Cobain’s social security number to buy a $3.2 million property. The Nirvana rocker committed suicide in 1994 but still managed to purchase a New Jersey home last year much to Love’s surprise. Identity thieves have also managed to open 188 credit cards in Love’s name, and embezzled as much as $69 million from the couple and the trust fund of their daughter, 14-year-old Frances Bean, reports.

Love is desperate to bring the criminals to justice and reclaim the cash. Love handed over paperwork and bank statements to Los Angeles Police Department officials on last week, almost four years after she first went public with her fears that money had been illegally taken from her daughter’s trust fund.

In 2004, she initially claimed she had been swindled out of a $40 million fortune, leaving her daughter with nothing from her inheritance.

The documents show that 188 fraudulent credit cards, mortgages and loans have been taken out in Love and her late husband’s names.

The star has employed forensics financial investigation company KROLL - the firm she claims “found Saddam Hussein’s hidden assets” - to look into the embezzlement, and has an Orange County, California FBI agent ready to take on her four-year investigation when the issue “gets press”.

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