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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Will of Wolverhampton Man Found to Be Fake


Joseph Alan Bate, of Highfield Court, Wolverhampton, died intestate in 2008 with an estate worth over £60,000.  His neighbor, Daniel Ball, put together a fake will and submitted a probate application in 2010.  He was found guilty of conspiring to steal in July and will be sentenced this January.

Student Tufayl Ahmed signed the will as a witness using the false name, Thomas Head.  He admitted fraud and has been sentenced to 40 weeks in prison suspended for two years. 

See Student Sentenced Over Fake Will of Wolverhampton Man, Express and Star, Oct. 14, 2013.


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