By: Chris Kramer
March 01, 2011
Christi Rowan, the girlfriend of former auto mogul Danny Hecker, has been accused by his bankruptcy trustee of stealing $14,000 from Hecker's bankruptcy estate. The trustee, Randy Seaver, wants to keep Rowan in jail until she returns the funds, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Rowan's arrest came after Seaver accused her of stealing $9,000 from Hecker's bankruptcy estate. According to Seaver, Rowan used her power of attorney with Hecker to withdraw money from several bank accounts he had not disclosed in his bankruptcy filing, and of depositing stock dividend checks into these accounts and withdrawing money from these accounts for herself. Less than 24 hours after the arrest, federal prosecutors had accused her of spending $3,400 on Hecker's gift cards, which had been turned over for liquidation in his bankruptcy case.
Seaver is now asking a bankruptcy judge to jail Rowan "until such time as the court is convinced that Rowan has complied with this court's orders" for her "brazen" and "incomprehensible" actions, according to the news source.
When an individual files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, his or her non-exempt assets are liquidated to repay creditors.