“I was so suspicious. It was probably one of the lowest times of my life, and no one would listen. They all just thought I was jealous.”
Bec Rosen had the gut feeling her husband was having an affair with her son’s 17-year-old girlfriend, but his manipulation, gas-lighting and continuous denial made her feel like she was going crazy.
She was the victim of master criminal Hamish McClaren. A man who has been convicted of swindling $7 million from 15 different victims.
But it wasn’t just money he lied about – his manipulation tore relationships, and families, apart. In Bec’s case, Hamish broke their marriage, and almost turned Bec’s son against her.
Listen to Mia’s full chat with Bec on No Filter. Post continues after the podcast.
Bec met Hamish shortly after moving from Singapore to Blueys Beach on the NSW coast with her three young sons.
She was escaping a bad marriage, and after initially disliking the “fading surfy dude” who used to be her worst customer, she found herself falling for his supposed kindness.
He’d surf with her kids, buy her groceries, and take her boy to the dentist when he had a fall.
It wasn’t long before they were married. Soon, Bec started to grow suspicious.
Hamish was getting way to comfortable with her son Jack’s 17-year-old girlfriend Jane*. He’d started flirting with her.
“She’d come up for breakfast and she wouldn’t have much on… just like a girl would be hanging around with her family. He’d start doing things like flicking her bum with the tea towel,” Bec told No Filter.