When inheritance disputes turn criminal

Janice Johnson faked letters and will documents, which she purported to be witnessed by people who had since died, to avoid being found out. But it wasn’t to be, and she has been found guilty of 5 counts of fraud.

Ms Johnson sought to argue that she was entitled to a dead landowners £1.1m estate, after he died with no next of kin or a Will.

However, she was found out after a series of mistakes, including a letter of wishes purportedly written by the deceased, dated a month before it was supposed to have been written.

Sadly it is not uncommon to see individuals become desperate in these types of disputes and produce some questionable evidence. It is however rare to see criminal prosecutions.

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