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Wife paid 'unusually large' sum to spy on husband

$41,400 settlement for investigators to catch husband cheating cut to $10,000

Published on Jan 3, 2014 7:33 AM

A dentist who spent $55,000 on private investigators to spy on her cheating husband will get only $10,000 to settle the bill after a judge described the amount she paid as "unusually large".

The 35-year-old had wanted evidence to support a divorce from her 42-year-old husband of nine years. She suspected him of having affairs with two women.

Investigators caught the chief investment officer "behaving intimately" with one of them, and the couple divorced a year ago.

A settlement case was held to determine how their assets would be split, but in judgment grounds released yesterday, Judicial Commissioner George Wei shared the husband's scepticism over the investigators' bills.

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