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Widow alleges defendants took control of funds without authorization

By Michael Abella | Mar 7, 2017

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BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing after the defendants allegedly took control over the decedent's funds without authorization.

Shirley Chapman, as executor of the estate of Stanton Chapman, filed a complaint on Feb. 9 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Michelle Allen, John Allen, FCB Bank and Motor Coach Employees Credit Union, alleging Michelle Allen and John Allen made false material facts that Chapman was abusing the decedent to induce him to change his pay on death beneficiary.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges Michelle and John Allen took control over the decedent's funds without authorization, totaling $60,472.61

As a result, Chapman claims she has suffered damages in the amount of $50,000, plus the sums contained within the Credit Union, which amounted to approximately $10,472.6.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount equal to $60,472.61, plus interest, attorneys fees, costs and all other relief the court deems just and equitable.

She is represented by Dustin Hudson of Neubauer, Johnston & Hudson in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-65

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