Marcus & Michelle Shrenker, The Millionaire Dream of Cocktail Cove

marcus_shrenker2058cocktail_cove_indianapolisInstantly, the young couple, Marcus and Michelle Shrenker of  the prestigious Perdue University fell in love and often enjoyed long plane rides together.   Soon after graduation, Marcus started his career as an investor advisor.  At first Herald Wealth Management, Icon Group (supposedly located in Chicago, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Dubai, London) then many other names of his financial empire.  Marcus Shrenker , the President and Financial Advisor of his own company was assisting people who earned millions of dollars and needed someone to manage their investments.   Marcus and Michelle Shrenker resided in a very rich suburban community, Cocktail Cove outside of Indianpolis. They enjoyed their lives as millionaires and among the residents of Cocktail Cove, they were one of the richest couples who enjoyed a lifestyle of luxurious wealth.  Cocktail Cove, a community of homes marcus_shrenker_michelle1321with hot tubs, pools and jacuzzis were the idea of any American’s couple’s dream.  Although the Shrenkers were among wealthy neighbors, they always wondered about their income.  They lived as though they made more money than everyone in their community.  They had several espensive cars, planes, yachts and often dressed in designer clothes.  Often showing off flying his plane over the homes of residents and at air shows, Marcus often attracted attention.  Was it for real or fake? How could a man who seemed so smart and brilliant not only fake his own death, but a lifestyle of riches?

For a while the wealthy couple relocated to Atlanta that is home to many pilots and he instantly became friends with a few when they arrived there.  Strangely, it was not long before Marcus Shrenker decided they were going to move back to Cocktail Cove.  marcus_shrenkers_cocktail_cove_homeMarcus and Michelle were so rich, they built their home up from the ground.  Living in this brick home on the water with their 3 children their life was a fairy tale.  As mentioned above, several neighbors envied their luxurious lifestyle and keep not help but notice and gossip among themselves whenever they were in public.  This beautiful home was especially designed for the happily married millionaire couple or at least that what most thought.  Why did Marcus boldly confess an affair he was having with an attendant at the airport, if they were so happy?  He would rather live in a condo with another rather than live in the extravagant home with his wife? That was strange, wierd and nasty coming from a rich family man who worked so hard to make his millions.  He traveled to Key West, Florida with his girlfriend, but refused to go there with Michelle when she mentioned it, then responded could not afford to go, but was seen there with his girlfriend.  He had the guts to shock Michelle as she was filing for divorce, but she did not learn the news from him, she discovered it through the police.  Marcus had been illegally selling investments without a license, so they needed to seize the property and then he was eventually sued by an insurance company for millions of dollars.  This was the biggest shock for Michelle, after he left her for another woman.  This was not fair for Michelle to be caught up in such a crime since she only had the title as the Chief Financial Executive of Marcus investment company.  Then the way he escaped gave her more shock, he flow to Alabama to fake his own disappearance after his plane suddenly crashed in a Florida swamp.  His whole plan was not to be found so it would be said he was dead.  The news not only shocked the residents of Cocktail Cove, but alarmed his wife as she was ordered to move out of the home with the kids.

michelle_shrenker141Anyone would want to would want to receive a monthly salary of $10,000 like Michelle Shrenker, a wife who was appointed to hold the position as the CFO of her husband million dollar corporation, but now she says it was only a title.   Michelle Shrenker said her husband Marcus managed the business and she managed the home.  She had no part in the business at all, although she was often seen on his commercials presenting herself as the Chief Financial Officer of his company.  She had no knowledge of Marcus Shrenkers cunning business relations.  Over a year later, life goes on for the ex-wife of the not so rich millionaire who was unfaithful to his family and caused them to leave an odd reputation back in the community of Cocktail Cove.

Marcus Shrenker is serving time in prison as Michelle is trying to survive while fighting against false accusations of prosecutors.

References: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29781302/ns/dateline_nbc-newsmakers/