When La’Reese Darville was busy planning her $50,000 dream wedding, she probably never imagined that in addition to spending time away for her honeymoon, she’d be spending time behind bars. But unfortunately for the newly married Florida resident, that’s exactly what happened. According to the Palm Beach Post, La’Reese was charged with grand theft after her employers at Partner III Pawn Shop accused her of using company cards to fund the majority of her $50,000 dream wedding.
I’m sure that you’re probably wondering, “Who in their right mind would do such a thing?” However, according to La’Reese, this is all a misunderstanding. You see, this plot has a bit of a twist. La’Reese’s father, LeRoy Felix, is part owner of the pawn shop and she insists that her father said it was okay for her to use the cards.
“It’s been said, or worded, that the card was stolen,” Darville said. “I called. He gave me the number and (said) use it. I used it and it was being paid back, so I have no idea what the whole big deal is about, but (certainly) it was a huge mix-up,” La’Reese said.
After being picked up by the cops, on Monday, La’Reese admitted to using the company cards to fund the wedding. It turns out that she did have permission to use her father’s company card; however she was not granted permission to use the cards belonging to his business partners, which she used to charge $39,286.24 to the company account. She was later released on $7,500 bail.
“I just can’t imagine what was going through her brain that day. She should have worked hard and saved up and then planned this wedding,” said Sara Kauss, the photographer hired to take photos as the ceremony.
La’Reese’s dad has declined to comment on his daughter’s arrest, but she says she doesn’t regret her decision at all.
“It was an expensive wedding, but it was worth every penny. I wouldn’t change a thing,” she said.
Watch WPTV’s full report on the next page. Thoughts?