Fraud on inheritances: this notary falsified wills and life insurance for his benefit

Since Monday, May 2, a notary from Corrèze has been on trial for forgery in writing on several wills between 2013 and 2017. He risks up to 15 years in prison.

He is accused of having embezzled for his own benefit several hundred thousand euros. In 2014, this notary was accused of having bequeathed to a stranger the property of a deceased who wanted his inheritance to benefit cancer research and the school of Lubersac, a town located in Corrèze.

According to our colleagues from Capital, the public officer would have reoffended the following year. The same legatee, still unknown to the deceased person, would again have benefited from a falsified will. A third scam has also been revealed and concerns misappropriated life insurance and falsified invoices.

The accomplices pass the buck

“Opened in the fall of 2015, the judicial investigation demonstrated close ties between the notary and the beneficiary of the inheritances, specifies Cnews for its part. The investigation also revealed the existence of a third accomplice and led to the arrest of the three suspects in April 2017.”

During the hearings, the three suspects accuse each other. The legatees claiming to be under the influence, the notary claiming to be constrained by his accomplice. Beyond the victim families, the Foundation for Medical Research, the City of Lubersac, the Interdepartmental Chamber of Notaries and the two notaries associated with the accused at the time of the events filed civil suits. The main suspect faces up to 15 years in prison.

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