When his father Trevor died last year, Peter Brightly took advantage of his position as executor to re-write his dad’s will, reports the Daily Mail.
His father’s solicitors asked Brightly to confirm that a will his father wrote in 2010 was the most recent one. Instead, he composed his own, signed it in his father’s name, and said it was the newest version, the Mail reports.
The forged will cut Peter’s brother Andrew and five charities out of the estate—making Peter the sole beneficiary. Peter’s inheritance went from £11,000 to £49,000.
Fortunately for Andrew and the charities, Peter was a poor forger, and his dad’s solicitors became suspicious, the Mail reports. Brightly has since pled guilty to forgery and fraud.
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