Man Stole $580K from Family to Buy Plane, Cars

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Camden man has been convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a family using a dead woman's will.

Joseph Glenn Folsom Jr., 61, was found guilty on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

During his federal trail, prosecutors told the jury that Folsom prepared the taxes for a woman and her husband for 30 years. When the woman asked him to help her make her will in 2006 he did, but in doing so named himself the executor.

When she died 10 months later, prosecutors say he used power as executor to steal $580,000 from her estate. He then used the money to buy an airplane, lake property, and classic cars.

"This individual betrayed the confidence and trust placed in him, and the financial losses in this case were staggering," said FBI agent David A. Thomas in a statement. "We will continue working with our partners to identify and stop those who line their own pockets at the expense of others."

Folsom faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


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