Friday, 15 February 2019 15:10

Lawyer Indicted on Forgery, Theft Counts

Feb. 15, 2019 – Memphis lawyer Paul Springer has been indicted on felony counts of forgery and theft involving his handling of a $185,000 settlement check intended for a client, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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Friday, 10 November 2017 13:21

Man Convicted of Forgery, Identity Theft

Nov. 10, 2017 – A Florida man was convicted Thursday of identity theft and forgery over $1,000 for trying to cash a $7,741 forged check drawn on an innocent customer’s account, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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April 5, 2017 – A former employee for a roofing repair company was indicted Tuesday for allegedly pocketing more than $10,000 in payments from customers that should have been turned over to the company, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS – May 22, 2015 - A former Memphis Fire Department chief has pleaded guilty to forging documents she represented to be the will of former state Rep. Ulysses Jones who died in 2010, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
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December 10th, 2011 - Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced that Avis Langford-Brannon, Beverly Prye and Sandra Evette Richards have been indicted on charges of forgery, tampering with evidence and aggravated perjury.
According to the Memphis Police Department investigation, on May 6th, 2011, Shelby County Probate Court rejected a document presented to the Court by Sandra Richards as the “Last Will and Testament” of the late Ulysses Jones, Jr., former Tennessee State District 98 representative. The testator’s signature appearing on the document was purported to be the signature of Jones. Avis Langford-Brannon, Beverly Prye both signed the document as witnesses. Prye and Langford-Brannon turned themselves over to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Division on Friday December 9th. Sandra Richards surrendered to S.C.S.O. deputies on Saturday, December 10th at 7:20 pm at Jail East. Each of the women is employed by the Memphis Fire Department, and have bonds set at $20,000.00.
Based on expert witness testimony, the Probate Court ruled that the testator’s signature (Ulysses Jones, Jr.), was a forgery. The Court proceedings and findings were submitted to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office for investigation. Memphis Police Department investigators conducted the investigation and additional arrests may be forthcoming.
On December 8th, 2011, Shelby County Grand Jury returned indictments against each of the defendants charging them with tampering with or fabrication of evidence, aggravated perjury, and forgery over $60,000.00. The cases will be set for trial in Shelby County Criminal Court.
In the State of Tennessee, forgery over $60,000.00 is a Class B Felony and upon conviction carries 8-30 years incarceration. Tampering with or fabrication of evidence is a Class C felony, with a penalty of 3-15 years. Aggravated Perjury is a Class D felony and carries a penalty of 2-12 years.
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