Joe Cada, 22, wrote poker history last year when he became the youngest player ever to win the WSOP Main Event. For the win he received nothing less than $8.5 million, however, he only got to keep half of his winnings because he was staked by some friends.
According to many interviews with Joe Cada after the win, he has been very careful with the remaining part of the winnings and it also seems like he has tried to live an ordinary life, even though he's rich and famous. Sometimes, however, it doesn't seem enough to keep a very low profile, at least if we should believe what Joe Cada wrote on his Facebook a while ago.
"I love how people take advatage of being my friend. I always help when it's needed, but sometimes it's not enough. Numerous times I have caught friends stealing from me." wrote Joe Cada on Facebook.
"Today, I got to know that a friend, who I can mention by name, stole a checkbook from me about 4 months ago and used it to cash huge amounts of money with my signature."
Joe Cada never reviled how much money his friend had stolen from him, but it seemed like he was very upset about it. And who can blame him for that? However, he removed the post not long after. Maybe his friend, who stole the checkbook, contacted him and gave an explanation? Let's hope that we get to hear more about this in the near future.