Fraud: Stealing from a Deceased Person

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

CHIPLEY--The case started when we met with a local attorney.

The attorney was handling the estate case for a deceased Chipley resident.

It was determined during this meeting that someone was allegedly depleting the money from the deceased person’s bank account.

During the course of the investigation we were able to determine that person(s) had obtained a debit card in the deceased name, causing the account to be drawn on by the fraudulent activity.

The fraud appeared to go back to sometime around August 2011. On May 15 CPD charged two Hard Labor Rd. residents with the following:

James Lyman Holley Grand Theft over $10,000.00
Fraud Illegal Use of Credit Cards

Shawndra Joann Holley Principal Grand Theft over $10,000.00
Principal Fraud Illegal Use of Credit Cards

Kevin Crews
Chief of Police


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  • by Anonymous on May 19, 2012 at 07:59 PM
    Well the deceased person wasn't going to use the money. I do imagine if they wouldn't have stole the money some crooked lawyer would have.
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