Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Indiana Lawyer Commits Suicide On Eve Of Trial For Embezzling Client Funds

William G. Crabtree II, 46, an attorney residing in Dyer, Indiana, with an office in Schererville, was found dead in his home yesterday, apparently a suicide, on the day he was to stand trial for embezzling some $2.2 million from his clients. Prosecutors allege Crabtree stole the money from his clients between 2006 and 2008 by setting up a series of forged checks, phony receipts and bank transfers between his law firm and a title company he owned. The death is still under investigation although it has been ruled not a homicide.

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