Rebecca Schaefer, 13, wears a locket with a picture of her father, Scott Eriksen.
Photo: Victor Alcorn (2)
A heartless Long Island grandpa stole a $2 million wrongful-death payout from his dead son’s young daughter — and blew it on a luxury car, a new house and a nightclub investment before his arrest last week, officials said.
“I was really happy that my grandfather was arrested and put in jail because he deserves it,” Rebecca Schaefer, now 13, told the Post. “I’m so angry with him for what he did.”
Gary Eriksen, whose son, Scott, died in police custody in 2005, secured the windfall in 2011 after filing a federal police-brutality lawsuit and presenting himself as the next of kin.
But the greedy grandfather never mentioned the existence of Scott’s daughter, Rebecca, and tried to cut her out of the cash when she emerged in 2012, her lawyer told The Post.
Grandpa allegedly stole $2M from dead son’s daughter
By Selim Algar
New York Post
November 28, 2014 | 10:43pm