Three charged with forgery of late state representative's will

(WMC-TV) - Forgery charges have been filed relating to the will of the late state representative Ulysses Jones, Jr.

Avis Langford-Brannon, Beverly Prye and Sandra Richards have been indicted on charges of forgery, tampering with evidence and aggravated perjury.

All three women are employed by the Memphis Fire Department.  Their bonds are set at $20,000 each.

In May, the fight over Jones' will ended with a Probate Court judge ruling that the signature on the document was not Jones' and therefore not valid.

The fake will had left the bulk of the estate to a woman he lived with for the past 18 years.

Two handwriting experts testified Jones' signature was a forgery.

The estimated $100,000 estate is now in the hands of Jones' two adult children, who contested the will.

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