Monday, June 2, 2008

Son Pleads Guilty to Cashing Dead Man's Comp Checks

Kentucky resident John R. Webb died in 1996 but his workers’ compensation payments continued until early 2007.

His son, John S. Webb, 44, of Nicholasville, pleaded guilty recently in Jessamine Circuit Court to five felony counts after cashing those checks. He originally was charged with 27 felony counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument. Webb must make restitution of $7,369.78 to Underwriters Safety and Claims Inc.

He was sentenced to five years on each count to run concurrently. The sentence was conditionally discharged for five years if he complies with the terms of his probation. Webb was given credit for 33 days he spent in jail prior to sentencing.

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