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Two Memphis FD battalion chiefs & a firefighter arrested for forgery. Police & court say will of late BC & state representative Ulysses Jones is a fake.


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From The Commercial Appeal:

(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.

From WMC-TV:

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.

From an article by Bonny Kinney WREG:

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.


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  • Anonymous

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  • sammy06

    They just cant do anything right.

  • defense attorney Harris County

    It is sad to note that there are law enforcers and civil servants who are engaged in committing acts of forgery. This damages the credibility of the law enforcement body as a whole, and those who are truly guilty of being involved in such crimes must be held accountable for what they have done.

  • criminal attorney Houston

    It is just very upsetting to note that there are public servants and law enforcers who are engaged in such crimes. People have trusted them and yet they took advantage of it. Families or individuals should really be more careful of such situations especially when money and properties are involved because money can really lead to nasty things. Good thing the truth still prevailed and justice was served.