Epic Fail of the Day: Bride Uses Employer’s Credit Card to Pay For $50,000 Wedding

Some people’s priorities are all wrong when it comes to wedding planning and budgeting. A Florida bride was arrested for allegedly charging her $50,000 wedding to her pawn shop employer’s credit cards. La’Reese Michelle Darville, 31, was thrown in the slammer for fraud and grand theft charges on Monday, five months after she married husband Darell at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

She allegedly only had permission to charge $10,000 as one of the pawn shop’s bosses was her father. Police began an investigation after one of the owners of Partners III Pawn Shop eceived late payment notices for a credit card the company had not used for two years. One company credit card was $10,000 over its limit and another had been charged $28,000.

Via Daily Mail UK:

The charges included payments to wedding photographers and planners and for renting the casino. Darville’s father, Leroy Felix, said he knew nothing of the charges.

When quizzed over the payments, Darville acknowledged using the cards for her wedding but blamed it on her father, who she claimed had told her to use the credit cards.

Police say the $10,000 charged on her father’s credit card occurred after he gave his permission, but Darville did not have permission to charge $39,286.24 to other accounts.

Speaking to police, she allegedly admitted to using the account 14 times for her wedding but that she intended on repaying the business in full. She said she had already paid back more than $17,000 – although she had no record of it.

Photographs taken of the big day reveal lavish touches, from rose petals lining the aisle and an arch of white flowers showcasing their wedding cake. Guests watched the ceremony in the casino’s grand ballroom before partying at a reception and dinner that ended at midnight.

La’Reese was joined by nine bridesmaids wearing pink satin dresses and matching silver shoes, while her husband and his groomsmen wore matching white suits.

Darville told the Palm Beach Post that the situation had been a huge misunderstanding.
Darville seems to believe that she didn’t have a limit on the card and claimed that she was paying the money back. Darville, who recently left the company and is now a stay at-home mother was released from the St. Lucie County Jail on $,7,500 bail.

  • Havoc Wreaka III

    Black people…

    • Charter

      There’s black people… aaaaanddd then there’s niggas.

      • Executive

        You ain’t doing nothing but telling the truth bruh.

    • ZUBU

      It ain’t a black thang it’s a woman thang, white, black, brown, yellow, red, etc. It’s a woman thang; chicks want the fairytale wedding. As a brotha we can go to the courthouse and spend that wedding paper on a new car, down payment on a house, invest that paper, etc. Chicks they want that Cindarella wedding. So yo bro chill with that black shhiiitt, you and anybody co-signing you….

      In fact I don’t think you or your co-signers are black, the way yall talking about black people.

  • Obi Won

    The Bribe got excited, was allowed to use 10k and ended up spending 50k lol.
    Brides are dangerous during wedding plannings

  • Eric Cartman

    Not a black or white thing, women lose all common sense when the topic of marriage is brought up

    • don king

      yeah they go nuts bout it! i believe alot of woman only marry 2 live their childhood dream, not thinkin bout who n why. shit is retarded!!!

  • Executive


  • Chris

    A young lady I served in the Army with used a government credit card to purchase a new Mustang. They sent her to the Leavenworth Penitentiary for 4 years for that sh*t. Do people think about the consequences when confronted by these types of situations? SMH.

    • The UCMJ don’t play!

      • Chris

        Pretty much. I’ve seen dudes get kicked out of the military for being 6-7 lbs overweight. SMH.

      • Yeah, but that was only so they could work as private contractors in Iraq.

      • Immortal

        Not anymore man. That sequestration sh*t has everyone on the ropes in the worst way.

      • Yeah, that Stop Gap put an end to all that ‘chet.

        Now, they won’t let you out…unless you want to stay.

    • lando

      So did they take the mustang back?

      • Chris

        I don’t know. At that point, the Mustang would have been the least of her worries.

  • MrNoName2K

    no contract = free game…and still a dumb ass broad none the less

  • Havoc Wreaka III

    If any of you niggas or your bitch had a card worth $50k y’all know damn well that shit will be maxed by days end..

    • Charter

      Hell nah… I’m not in the habit of metaphorically saying “F*ck You” to people that do me a solid.

  • trixnkix637

    And that’s why you go to court and get married on the low and the cheap.

  • kandicoatedbabe08

    She spent over $60k plus $3,000 out of the company accounts lmao!! Can you say Iyanla fix my life! DAB!!

  • Guest

    So the groom didn’t have shit to help pay for the wedding??