(Firefighter/paramedic) Avis Langford-Brannon, (Battalion Chief) Beverly Prye and (Battalion Chief) Sandra Richards have been indicted on charges of forgery, tampering with evidence and aggravated perjury.
All three — employees of the Memphis Fire Department — have surrendered to authorities. All three were jailed on bond of $20,000 each; Richards remained in jail Sunday.
Forgery charges have been filed relating to the will of the late state representative Ulysses Jones, Jr.
In May, the fight over Jones' will ended with a Probate Court judge ruling that the signature on the document was not Jones' and therefore not valid.
The fake will had left the bulk of the estate to a woman he lived with for the past 18 years.
According to the document, Jones left his estate, worth about $100,000, to his longtime girlfriend, Sandra Richards. Jones and Richards had both worked as Battalion Chiefs within the fire department.
Jones' adult children later took legal action saying that the will was a phony. A judge agreed earlier this year.