Imagine you’re the owner of a very large company. You find out that your bookkeeper has been ripping you off for years, to the tune of over $7 million dollars. You get her convicted and win a judgment for restitution, but you know you’ll be damned lucky if you get back much more than a quarter on the dollar. What do you do?
Well, if you’re John Ferreira, the owner of J&J Materials, you figure you’ve got nothing left to lose, so you try to sell your story to Hollywood.
Over six years, Angela Pratt wrote herself company checks and lived the life of Reilly, without nary a person suspecting. She bought lavish houses, expensive cars, threw positively bacchanalean parties, all on the company dime. And when she was finally caught, most of it was frittered away.
Well, her story attracted the attention of some Hollywood screenwriters. And they did the unusual thing: instead of going to her for her story, they partnered up with her victim. If the movie gets made, Mr. Ferreira stands to get a cut of the action.
Although I don’t really think too much of John Travolta as the lead…