A penny-pinching boyfriend who made his downtrodden partner count their stash of firewood, rationed their dishwasher tablets and even banned her from buying gifts for her grandchildren is today facing prison for domestic abuse.
Shift worker Michael Marsh, 55, had inherited a substantial estate from his late mother but became so ‘obsessed’ with saving money and building a pension pot, he refused to share any cash with his live-in-girlfriend Aileen Till.
Miserly Marsh, of Warrington, Cheshire ordered Miss Till, 54, to get up at night and check there were no logs missing from their outside their shed.
She was also only ever allowed access to one dishwasher tablet at a time to wash pots and pans, as he believed she was giving them away.
The victim, a business manageress would also wrongly claim she had been treated to lunch whenever she met her daughter to avoid him rebuking her for spending money.
When Miss Till stood up to Marsh he made her sleep on the storm porch outside their home when…