OGDEN — A northern Utah man accused of falsifying his deceased wife’s will to give himself home and other assets is dealing with prison costs.
Jody Allen Rhorer, 43, of Eden, Weber County, was billed Monday in 2nd District Court docket with laptop or computer crimes interfering with significant infrastructure, a next-diploma felony moreover two counts of fraudulent dealing with of recordable writings and two counts of recording a wrong or cast instrument, both equally 3rd-diploma felonies.
According to charging documents, Rhorer was married to Deone Ehlers-Rhorer, 54, who died on Aug. 22. Ehlers-Rhorer was the proprietor of Woman Bug Realty in Ogden.
In November, Rhorer applied Ehlers-Rhorer’s login and password details and assigned himself by way of the Utah Division of Commerce as the principal agent of the home administration group, 4 Boys Investments LLC, the charging documents point out.
“Jody was not registered with the enterprise prior to Deone’s death, and he signed the document by means of an electronic signature claiming to be Deone herself. By carrying out so, he then transferred possession of various houses into his personal name,” the rates state.
In Ehlers-Rhorer’s will, she named her son as executor, “and this son was assigned as Deone’s only private representative,” in accordance to the costs.
“Mr. Rhorer vehemently denies the accusations contained in the criminal charges filed in opposition to him on Monday, Dec. 28,” attorney Jonathan D. Porter claimed in a assertion. “There have been allegations in the push that Mr. Rhorer divorced Ms. Deone Ehlers-Rhorer in 2013 this is completely baseless and fake. The few was married right up until her tragic passing in August of this calendar year.” He extra that Jody Rhorer was “a trustworthy and committed husband or wife.”
On Dec. 16, Rhorer “filed a new will for Deone with the 2nd District Courtroom, which gave him the sole legal rights to all property and belongings. On the other hand, immediately after more investigation, it was uncovered Deone’s signatures had been cast, as effectively as the notary general public signature and stamp made use of to move the document as authentic,” according to the costs.
“Through the laptop fraud, forgery and the submitting of a phony will, Jody tried to transfer property and assets to himself when deceiving and depriving victims of individuals belongings. On top of that, all through his scheduling, Jody said he has four dependents and no money, which is false. Jody owns a building small business, lives on your own in a residence truly worth in excess of $1 million,” the charges state.
Prosecutors also noted in the court paperwork that Rhorer “has a background of participating in threatening behavior” and have asked that he be held in the Weber County Jail without the need of bail.
“Mr. Rhorer is confident that, more than time, the evidence will prove that the fees lodged against him are meritless,” Porter explained.
Correction: An earlier variation explained Jody Rhorer and Deone Rhorer divorced in 2013, but the divorce was to a diverse female.