OGDEN — A northern Utah male accused of falsifying his ex-wife’s will to give himself assets and other belongings is experiencing legal fees.
Jody Allen Rhorer, 43, of Eden, Weber County, was charged Monday in 2nd District Court docket with laptop or computer crimes interfering with important infrastructure, a second-degree felony two counts of fraudulent managing of recordable writings, and two counts of recording a false or cast instrument, both 3rd-degree felonies.
In accordance to charging files, Rhorer was married to Deone Ehlers-Rhorer, 54, who died on Aug. 22. Ehlers-Rhorer was the proprietor of Lady Bug Realty in Ogden. The couple was divorced in 2013, in accordance to courtroom documents.
In November, Rhorer utilised his deceased ex-wife’s log-in and password info and assigned himself through the Utah Section of Commerce as the principal agent of the house management team, Four Boys Investments LLC, the costs condition.
“Jody was not registered with the business prior to Deone’s death, and he signed the doc by using an electronic signature saying to be Deone herself. By doing so, he then transferred possession of numerous homes into his individual title,” in accordance to charging files.
In Ehlers-Rhorer’s will, she named her son as executor, “and this son was assigned as Deone’s only personalized consultant,” the fees point out.
On Dec. 16, Rhorer “submitted a new will for Deone with the 2nd District Court, which gave him the sole rights to all house and property. Nevertheless, following additional investigation, it was discovered Deone’s signatures experienced been solid, as properly as the notary general public signature and stamp utilized to go the document as genuine,” in accordance to the costs.
“Through the computer fraud, forgery and the submitting of a false will, Jody attempted to transfer property and belongings to himself while deceiving and depriving victims of those assets. Also, in the course of his reserving, Jody stated he has 4 dependents and no earnings, which is false. Jody owns a development enterprise, lives alone in a house value more than $1 million,” the rates point out.
Prosecutors also noted in charging documents that Rhorer “has a record of participating in threatening actions” and have requested he be held in the Weber County Jail without bail.