When Cynthia approached Rivica to conduct an investigation, she was hoping it was all in her head. She told herself she just needed reassurance, Patrick was doing what he said he was doing.
And Richard understood completely. There was no awkwardness about her request.
So the next night Patrick went out for a meeting, Richard followed him to his destination: an expensive hotel in the city centre.
Posted outside, Richard noticed some interesting characters come in and out of the hotel. Patrick also stepped out briefly and had a conversation with a group of young men.
Upon further digging, we found the truth. Patrick was moonlighting as a drug kingpin. All of a sudden, the cash made sense. So did the late nights.
When Cynthia found out, she was more relieved than shocked. With the evidence in front of her, she was finally ready to confront him.
Patrick tried to tell Cynthia she was crazy, but then she showed him the security footage. Patrick started acting erratically, first trying to convince her it couldn’t be him, before saying he was at a party and it was a one-time thing. But the evidence was stacked against him, and his web of lies was untangling at a breakneck pace.
Cynthia was vindicated. Patrick rushed out of their home and was arrested not long after. While devastated to have her life unravel in front of her, Cynthia would begin putting the pieces back together, and lent on Rivica’s support network to get back on her feet.
Is someone you know acting strange? Do you think you might be a victim of gaslighting or abuse? We’re here to help.
Our investigators work to give you the clarity you need to get your mental health and life back on track. And along the journey, you have our full support. Finding out an inconvenient truth about a loved one is a shock to the system, but getting the clarity you need is the first step to finding your peace.
Do you or someone you know need help finding something out? Get in contact with us today for a free consultation.
If you or anyone you know is in need of support, there is help available. You can contact Lifeline 24/7 by phone on 13 11 14, Lifeline by SMS on 0477 13 11 14 (12pm to midnight) or the Suicide Call-back Service 24/7 on 1300 659 467. In an emergency, always call 000.