Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A solicitor and coroner named Alan Crickmore from Cheltenham in England has been charged with fraud and the theft of over £3.7 million. Together Crickmore was charged with "seven counts of fraud by abuse of his position and one count of fraud by false representation between 1998 and 2011." Crickmore has been accused of altering the wills of his deceased clients. It is also alleged that he stole from his clients while he was acting as the executor of their estate.
In light of these charges, Crickmore has lost his certificate to be the coroner for Gloucestershire and his firm was closed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. He recently appeared along side another man named Terrence Morris, who was charged with one count of fraud. Morris and him "were given unconditional bail until" June 12, 2013.
See Catherine Baksi, Solicitor Appears on £3.7m Fraud Charge, The Law Society Gazette, Apr. 19, 2013.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.