Not the only case of record where a fraudulent will was forged. We have written extensively here about the forged will of Raymond M. Zachry and the arrest of his ‘widow’ for forgery, conspiracy and more… she spent 25 days in Montgomery County Pennsylvania jail. Her co-conspirators, sister Annetta Frackman; friends Lisa and William Werneke spent 4 days each in jail for witnessing the forgery.
The family of Mr. Zachry was not allowed an impact statement in court, not allowed restitution. The District Attorney’s office refused assistance in the investigation. The office of Attorney General of Pennsylvania did an investigation of insurance fraud of the ‘widow’ who forged a letter to New York Life Insurance Company in an attempt to change the beneficiary of a life insurance policy to herself… that charge was dismissed in the lucrative plea deal.
Nigel Crisp, 63, of Norwich Road, Pulham St Mary, forged a handwritten will of his father Robert who died in 2011, leaving his estate, worth more than £100,000, to his wife Jennifer, 58.
Norwich Crown Court heard that in fact Robert Crisp had left the bulk of his estate to his sister-in-law and the rest to his grandson Stephen, who is Nigel Crisp’s son, in his true final will.
Richard White, prosecuting, said after forging the new will, which he claimed to have found in a drawer, Nigel Crisp got his wife to use this to collect about £10,000 from his late father’s bank account.
He was in the process of trying to sell his father’s home, which was a few doors away from his own and valued at about £135,000, when family members raised concerns about the handwritten will to police and it was discovered to be a fake.
- Schuylkill County funeral director charged with forging life insurance policy documents (gloucestercitynews.net)