Chapter 1425 Under Arrest
Bonnie’s expression shifted at once. She clutched her face and took a step back, but at the same time, the police who had been hanging around near Brandon made their move. They came forward and handcuffed her hands behind her back.
“What… Let go! Who are you?” Scared witless, all the color drained from her face as she twisted around to take a look at the police.
“Nina Lindsay, we’re the police and you’re under arrest for fraud. You’ll need to come with us for further investigation.”
Queenie came forward and stared at the young woman who used to parade in front of her with a smug expression. Now, the very same woman had a petrified look on her face as she trembled with fear. Queenie had never felt as vindicated as she did now.
“Nina Lindsay, you pretended to be my younger sister and used her identity to bully me and step all over for me for the past year. Now, you’re finally going to pay the price for your actions.”
“Queenie, no… Q-Queenie, my sister, please! Please forgive me! I won’t do it again! I won’t ever do it again.” Nina almost begged on her knees in front of Queenie. Out of habit, she turned to Brandon and Maggie and continued screaming, “Mom, Dad, please let me off just this once!”
“You shut your mouth!” Brandon roared.
Maggie was equally furious as she fired back through gritted teeth, “You called us Mom and Dad for a year now but all you’ve been doing is leeching off of us. You’ve tarnished our youngest daughter’s reputation and you will pay for everything.”
Nina immediately started shaking her head. “I’m so sorry, Mr. and Mrs. Silverstein. I didn’t plan on posing as your daughter. It’s all Lisbeth’s fault! She tempted me into doing it. She even told me to get the surgery done so that I would look like your daughter. It’s all her! It has nothing to do with me.”
Right now, all Nina could think about was exonerating herself by putting all the blame on Lisbeth instead.
“You’re quite the spender, aren’t you? Ever since you moved in with us, you’ve spent almost two million in total. You’ll be spending the rest of your life in prison!” Queenie reminded Nina of what was in store for her.
True enough, as soon as Nina heard what Queenie said, she crumpled to the floor. Did I really spend that much of the Silversteins’ money? She had no idea how she managed to do that, but the amount she used was enough to count as high-value fraud.
She had enjoyed the status of being the Silversteins’ youngest daughter for a year, but in return, she had to spend the rest of her life behind bars.
All of a sudden, she was consumed by regret. She regretted everything she had done up till now. She would rather go back to her old life of being an escort than have her life ruined for good now.
Alas, what was done was done and she had no way of turning back time.
“Queenie.” A deep and attractive voice rang out. Nigel broke through the crowd and hurried over. He called Queenie half an hour ago and she told him that she was at the airport, so he came to look for her.
When Nina saw Nigel, she felt the urge to dig a hole to hide in. At this very moment, she felt as if she was nothing more than a dirty, despicable gutter rat. She couldn’t hold her head up in front of Nigel.
Nigel was looking at her like she was vermin—the scourge of society.
Nina kept her head lowered. She noticed the looks that the crowd was giving her and was so ashamed that she wished she could knock herself out so that she didn’t have to deal with the mortification.
“Let’s go!” The police officer barked at Nina before hauling her toward the exit. Nina was dragged to the police car just outside the airport. The grimness of the situation seemed to suck the air out of her lungs. She could already envision what the rest of her life would be like.
She would spend her days surrounded by cold metal. All the glory and splendor that she had dreamt of would no longer be a part of her life.
Soon, Nigel and Queenie came out hand-in-hand while Brandon held Maggie steady. At last, the Silversteins felt relieved as peace had been restored to the family.
The police car hadn’t left yet. Nina looked out of the window and saw the family coming out of the airport together.
Brandon and Maggie were also glaring at the young woman inside the police car. All they felt now was blistering rage.
Nina stared right back at them. They had showered her with care and affection for a year now. They would always greet her with smiles on their faces. Not a day went by without them expressing their concern for her and providing her with all the love she could possibly want. Yet right here, right now, they showed her nothing but fury and resentment.