ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County woman alleges two of her family members fraudulently transferred money from her checking account for their own use.
Willie Mae Smith filed a complaint on Sept. 19 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Ruth Maxine McBride Jackson and Ron Jackson alleging breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendants are the plaintiff's daughter and son-in-law. The suit states after the plaintiff suffered a brain aneurysm in late 2015, the defendants convinced her to let them handle her finances. She alleges the defendants fraudulently transferred, diverted and converted money from her checking account to themselves.
The plaintiff holds Ruth Maxine McBride Jackson and Ron Jackson responsible because the defendants allegedly took her money without cause, request or permission and without providing her services or an account of how the money was used.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount to be determined by jury, plus costs and any further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by David A. Zobel of Danna McKitrick PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11255