Man charged with stealing $9,000 from deceased man’s bank account

ST. GEORGE – A 41-year-old man was arrested by police last week on 10 counts of alleged forgery. It was the third time the man had been arrested in just a few days.

A 79-year-old woman contacted police about withdrawals exceeding $9,000 that had been made from a checking account she shared with her son who had died in July 2014. The withdrawals, 20 in all, happened from July 2014 to December 2014, according to a probable cause statement written by St. George Police Officer Wyatt Miles.

Jerimy Chadburn, booking photo posted March 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Jerimy Chadburn, of Veyo, Utah, booking photo posted March 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Withdrawals appeared to be made in the signature of the woman’s deceased son. The woman learned that one of the withdrawals was for a check written out to and endorsed by Jerimy Chadburn, of Veyo.

The woman began to suspect Chadburn was the one making the withdrawals as Chadburn had lived with her son before he died and would have been able to gain access to the checks, according to the probable cause statement.

Chadburn was already in jail for a prior warrant arrest conducted on March 20.

While still in jail,  police interviewed Chadburn on March 23 concerning an incident where he allegedly took two firearms from a residence and pawned them.

Miles visited Chadburn in the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on March 24 to interview him about the account withdrawals. The interview didn’t last long as Chadburn requested a lawyer when the officer told him his Miranda rights.

Chadburn was additionally charged with 10 counts of third-degree forgery and one count of second-degree felony theft of a car or firearm. His bail pending trial in this case has been set at $60,000 according to court records. 

In relation to the March 23 arrest, Chadburn was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of second-degree felony burglary of a dwelling, two second-degree felonies for theft, and two third-degree felonies for possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. Bail for Chadburn’s March 23 arrest was set at $30,000, according to court records.

Chadburn had a scheduled appearance in 5th District Court Monday.

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15 Comments

  • Mean Momma March 31, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Well, he’s a real peach!

  • fun bag March 31, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    judging by the charges and bail amount, I’m gonna assume that he didn’t serve a mission to the lord’s church.

    • Robb April 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

      You’re a one trick pony, Gas Bag. And a stupid pony at that. I can’t believe this is what you live for.

      • Brian April 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

        You call that living?

        • Robb April 1, 2015 at 5:31 pm

          Well……not for normal people anyway.

      • Freelance April 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

        LOL yeah I’m sure fun bag is going to loose a lot of sleep over your comment….

      • fun bag April 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm

        uh oh, i think i made poor lil robb cry again

        • Robb April 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm

          You wish, Gassy. Heck, I’m just tickled that you can think of two things at once.

  • sagemoon April 1, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Scum bag.

  • Freelance April 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    The government steals money from dead people all the time but it’s legal when the government does it.

    • Robb April 1, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Wow. Profound.

      • Freelance April 2, 2015 at 2:50 am

        Awww you poor little thing you feel abused do you

  • fun bag April 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    now i got this image in my mind of robb crying like an 8yr old school girl, lmao…

  • Freelance April 2, 2015 at 9:37 am

    LOL… Yeah me too… Whàaaaaaaaaaa whàaaaaaaaaaa

  • ROBBSMOMMY April 2, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Hey my little ROBB having a bad day.? come sit in Mommies lap and tell me alllll about it

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