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Friday, May 23, 2014

Judge Rules Attorney Forged Two Wills

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Former Robeson County Attorney Hal Kinlaw has been linked with forging two wills.  Judge Mary Ann Tally, in Robeson County Superior Court, ruled in favor of petitions submitted by Jessie McFadyen Tolar, who requested that the wills of her mother, Louise McFadyen, and father, Robert McFadyen, be “removed and set aside” and authentic wills be put in their place. 

According to the petitions, Kinlaw would not have received anything of value in either of the forged wills.  Kinlaw resigned as Robeson County attorney in June 2013 after it became public that he is being sued by BB&T for almost $18 million in unpaid loans. He had been the county’s attorney for more than 20 years.  Although he has officially resigned his position, County Manager Ricky Harris confirmed that Kinlaw is still on the county payroll, receiving a monthly stipend of $5,000. 

See Bob Shiles, Ex-Attorney For County Linked With Forged Wills, Robesonian.com, May 21, 2014. 


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