Policeman jailed for forgery of pensioner's Will

By Neil Logan

A policeman has been jailed for six years for stealing from a number of victims he was called out to help, and for forging the Will of a 94-year-old woman in order to inherit her £400,000 estate.

Jon Webb, aged 45, met his 94-year-old victim when he was called to her home after she suffered a fall. He struck up a relationship with her and shortly gained access to her accounts which he used to complete purchases online and to request a cash card so he could withdraw money. He also closed down a pension account in order to access her life savings. He then used a typewriter to add himself as the main beneficiary on an existing Will the woman had written.

The forged Will was found in the back of his car by police officers who were investigating in respect of the theft of money recovered from a burglary. The also found stolen Second World War medals in his locker.

Sentencing Mr Webb to six years in jail, Judge Guy Kearl QC said he had chosen his victim like "prey" and "committed sophisticated and planned acts of fraud and theft on a frail and confused elderly lady."

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