However, a more startling revelation is that Mr. Thackeray claims he is a victim of serious fraudulent misconduct which includes the tampering of flight reservations.
Mr. Thackeray reports that the two responsible for his missing family are non other than the dublicitious duo Gramp C ("grampsie") and Grama Mimi a.k.a Barney and Claudia a.k.a the in-outlaws.
"Chels and Gretel were supposed to go to Utah and visit from Saturday to Friday." says, Mr. Thackeray, "I could barely stand to let my little 'gremline' out of my sight for 1 day let alone 7." Mr. Thackeray reports that the night before their flight they were informed that due to "suspect" circumstances, Chelsea and Gretel would instead be flying Friday to the following Saturday, adding on two extra days to their trip. "I was heartbroken when I heard the news", claims a sobbing Mr. Thackeray. "I was tempted not to let my munchkin go."
When asked how he uncovered the fraud behind the reservation transaction, Mr. Thackeray told reporters, "It didn't require a degree in rocket science. I was told that Chels and the babe couldn't fly to Utah on Saturday because it would be too expensive so they would have to fly out instead on Friday. Then they told me that Chels and the babe couldn't fly back home to Sacramento on Friday because it would be too expensive so they would instead have to fly home on Saturday... hmm.. suspicious? I think so!"
Finally when asked if Mr. Thackeray would file charges and bring a suit against the two for their criminal behavior he responded by saying, "No... not in a million years! I am grateful that my little girl has such loving grandparents that really care about her. I know they would do anything for her. Gretel is really lucky to have two great sets of grandparents that really love her." In closing, Mr. Thackeray remarked, "Enjoy it Craiger and Mimi - Because it's not going to happen again for a looooong time!
Gwennie Gumpdrops reporting for the the Gretel Gazette