Dispute continues over estate of Rome...

Dispute continues over estate of Romeoville strip club owner (PART 2 OF 2)

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Since: May 11


#1 Apr 22, 2013
Last month, an appeals court ruled Callaghan was entitled to half of the daughters' share of the estate. The case will now work its way through probate court.

In brief comments at her home, Tammy Vinckus said she'd been treated unfairly.

She said the same thing in a handwritten plea recently to the Will County judge overseeing the estate case, writing she hadn't received "any money from my dad's estate" in about two years and asking the judge to "please please please" reappoint her as administrator.

But she resigned from that position in 2011 shortly after an employee and a person who had known her for years both filed affidavits saying they'd seen her snort cocaine, had been told by her that she'd seen ghosts and saw her writing on the walls of her home in permanent marker. The affidavits followed testimony from Tammy Vinckus herself that $1 million was stolen by an ex-boyfriend from a safe in her father's home — a case that was never reported to authorities.

There were also allegations that money from the family's businesses, including All World Storage, was disappearing. An employee there testified that while Wally Vinckus had come by every day to pick up the day's cash, Tammy Vinckus came less frequently or sent unknown men to collect the money.

"His name was Budweiser.… I'm like,'Oh wow. I'm not giving it to you,'" the worker testified, according to a transcript.

The judge later barred Tammy Vinckus from Crazy Rock, as well as All World Storage, after she helped herself to drinks at the strip club, took money out of the cash register and threw a glass not long after resigning as administrator, a worker said in an affidavit.

A Will County judge later appointed First Midwest Bank to oversee the estate, which put the bank in the unusual position of running a strip club. The bank began dutifully filing expense reports with the court — noting such charges as $500 for 400 pairs of nylons. It recently hired an expert to do a forensic audit into alleged mismanagement of the businesses under Tammy Vinckus' watch, according to court records.

Crazy Rock, which Tammy Vinckus testified grossed $22,000 a week, shut down in July 2012 and was later sold for $1.3 million to the village of Romeoville, which tore down the 9,200-square-foot club as part of its plan to redevelop the business district along Illinois 53.

The bank had sought permission to sell the property to help the estate pay off inheritance taxes.
Romeoville Resident

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Apr 22, 2013
Gidgets Ghost

Downers Grove, IL

#3 Apr 22, 2013
a new redneck reality show.... Lets see how many good names we can come up with here for the white trash romeobillies............

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