"Can a wife steal from her husband?"

"Can a wife steal from her husband?"

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alleys mama

Belvidere, IL

#1 Jan 10, 2011
A family member has a conflick. Can a wife steal from her husband? We are torn about the subject. They are together, no divorce or anything like that but, she took some (little bit) of his money he had been saving. She needed it for herself for something and when he found out, he said, "That she stole it from him!" She forgot to tell him about it, or to be honest...... didn't have a chance!

Danville, KY

#2 Jan 10, 2011
Depends, did they have sex before it happened? If do, then I say it's a fair trade.

Lexington, KY

#3 Jan 10, 2011
...She should have discussed her need for cash before she took it...However, if the money was accumulated during the marriage...I think half of the amount saved would be hers anyway...
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#4 Jan 10, 2011
It depends on how they live. If their life has been one of separate incomes and bank accounts or "stash", taking from the other without their approval or knowledge... is stealing.

If their life has been one of merging all their assets, it is not stealing, but deceit.

So my opinion is that it was the wrong thing to do in either case for a successful relationship.

Lexington, KY

#5 Jan 10, 2011
...In Florida, a man won a hundred thousand in the lottery...the wife wanted half..hubby said no, she sued, Judge said, because they were still married, he didn't have to give it to her if he didn't want to...hubby had a separate bank account that wife had no access to..Only way she could get half was to divorce him...which she did...lol
The case mentioned above implies the hubby had cash hidden in the home..wife found it..wife spent some of it, hubby has no recourse...it was all of hers if she wanted to take it..he should be glad she only took a "little bit"..rofl...

Lexington, KY

#6 Jan 10, 2011
...I agree that the relatioship is not what it should be...There has to be more to the story...Is the hubby greedy?...Is the wife a spendthrift?..
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#7 Jan 10, 2011
Then there was the guy who won the lottery and came home and told his with to pack for a trip. She asked if she should pack warm weather or cold weather clothes? He said "both, your butt is out of here" hahaha

In Charlieb's example, seems they were both involved in deceit and selfishness and were better off if they parted ways, even if she got all the money.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#8 Jan 10, 2011
wife, not with.. poor typing skills LOL or dyslexic

Since: Jan 09

Lebanon Junction in Bullitt Co

#9 Jan 10, 2011
Well, I would think since they are married, they share finances or at the very least if not bank accounts then shared the brunt of paying for combined bills. Sounds like to me maybe the wife was a stay at home wife and maybe the husband brings home the dough and controls the money and had a little stash of his own? It sounds to me also that perhaps there isnt enough communication. I would hope that men and women can talk better then that to each other. I wouldnt consider it stealing however, she should have discussed it with him as i would also say would go for him needing any money from any stash she may have. Legally, I dont know that it is considered stealing but Im not a lawyer. At the very least she should have said, "Honey,I have a need for this amount of money and I would like to take it from our savings account." If, in fact it was in a coffee can she should have indeed talked to him about it before helping herself. And, it depends on if it were an EMERGENCY or if she just wasted the money on something that wasn't needed or unimportant or not an emergency. I have been on both sides...a ex husband that tried to control all the finances when I was at home and then when I was at work wanted to "waste" all the money that I aquired to help pay bills on things he just wanted. Really depends on the situation.good luck with it
alleys mama

United States

#10 Jan 11, 2011
I am the one who started this post and I am glad to see so many folks interested in this besides, who's a ho and who is sleeping with who! But, as to the wife...... Yeah, maybe is is somewhat selfish, but not a spend-hog, and did use the money for herself. "She needed to feel better about herself!" (And by the way the husband is a great dude. They BOTH can be greedy at times! They have worked it out but, I just wanted to get the oppenion of my fellow Garrard Countian's! Thank you! I really didn't think anyone would care? Boy, I was wrong.

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Jan 12, 2011
so surprising that kandi ho would be on topix blabbing about stealing robbies money for her pill habit oops did you forget to metion that kandi?of course you deny being a junkie but the pills in your system say otherwise

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