Somerset man pleads guilty to filing fake death certificates on himself

A Somerset man accused of filing multiple fake death certificates on himself has entered a guilty plea in federal court.

According to reports, 39-year-old Jesse Kipf admitted in the plea deal that one of the reasons he filed those death certificates was to avoid outstanding child support payments.

The guilty plea includes charges of computer fraud and aggravated identity theft. As part of the deal, prosecutors dropped eight other charges.

Court documents state Kipf used a computer to pose as a physician to create a death case for himself in multiple states, leading to the identity theft charge.

Court documents also reveal that Kipf infiltrated private business networks, causing around $195,000 in damages. As part of the deal, he has to repay that money along with $16,000 worth of gold and silver coins.

He is facing five years in prison on the charges. news

 

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