On Dec. 14, 1994, just one day before the murder, someone had written a check for $250,000, forging McLaughlin's name. Nanette, it turned out, had cashed it.
His family says Nanette embezzled close to $500,000 from his account altogether. It was clear to McLaughlin's family that Nanette had to end their father's life before he found out that she was stealing from him -- stealing for a future with Eric Naposki.
Nanette and Eric Naposki were suspects in the murder, but were not charged due to lack of evidence. In March 1996, Nanette pleaded guilty to forgery and theft and served 180 days. After being released from jail, she quickly began dating again.
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