Dean explained Atherton's recent disappearance and the strange return of the escrow money.
Sorry I lied to you about the escrow money—there wasn't any point in my doing it but I didn't think fast enough.
I think he's been tapping the escrow account and that's a giant no-no.
And he ripped off $28,000 from the escrow account!
We even paid off his stolen escrow account and talked him into backing off Cynthia Byrne.
If Atherton was so broke, where did he get the dough to replace the escrow money he swiped?
And a note, 'Sorry about the bookkeeping mix-up with the escrow account.'