Sell wedding dress to pay for divorce


Everyone knows divorces are expensive. So what better way to fund the divorce proceedings by selling the wedding dress worn by your cheating wife? A Philadelphia area man did just that when he created an eBay listing for his wife's wedding dress.

He put on the wedding dress and had a picture taken of himself in it. He posted the picture online, obscuring his face, and with an auction headline reading: "Selling dress to pay for divorce! Wife cheated." The soon-to-be ex-husband told shoppers that his wife had gastric bypass surgery, got skinny, and started cheating on him. She left him with over $15,000 in credit card debt, and he owes his lawyer $1,700 or the lawyer is quitting.

Bidding on the size 18 dress started at $50, but the bidding isn't going too well. The auction ends Saturday, but as of this writing, the bidding was only up to $94. Sadly, that won't buy him much in the way of help with his divorce. But hopefully, selling the dress will offer the guy a little bit of satisfaction. Divorces are never fun, and this might just help put a little smile on his face.

Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.