>Man Charged in Will Scam

>A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted a Millbury man on charges he produced a bogus will and posed fraudulently as the rightful heir to nearly $1.5 million in the unclaimed assets of a dead Winthrop doctor, prosecutors said.

The grand jury indicted Kevin L. Upshaw, 42, this week on charges he presented the state treasurer’s abandoned property division with documents purporting to be the will and trust agreement of the late Dr. Rose Jannini. The charges include three counts of forgery, three counts of presenting false documents, and single counts of attempted larceny over $250 and giving a false statement under the penalties of perjury.

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Millbury Man Charged in Will Scam


4 Responses to “>Man Charged in Will Scam”

  1. Thelma Says:

    >That was a very clever scam.Glad to know he got nailed!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    >I hope he gets a long sentence. Shame on him.

  3. Traci Says:

    >Will fraud is a prevalent problem. I know many times, the bad guys send in lawyers to nursing homes to get the old folks to sign over the assets to a party in family litigation. The attempt was made in my family.

  4. Bill Says:

    >And those old folks are most likely drugged up when they're signing and don't have any idea what they're signing, Traci….

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