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Shelton man accused of writing bogus inheritance letter

May 14, 2019 GMT

SHELTON — A city man was arrested Tuesday after police said he forged a letter from his dead friend purporting to leave the man all his belongings.

In a prepared statement, Detective Richard Bango said police were called to a Howe Avenue apartment April 19 on a report of an unresponsive male.

They found 45-year-old Jorge Ospina performing CPR on a friend of his who was later pronounced dead.

“A letter was discovered next to the deceased which stated if he happens to die that day, he wishes to leave all of his belongings to his friend, Jorge Ospina,” Bango said. “A subsequent investigation and interviews revealed that Ospina wrote the letter in an attempt to inherit all of the deceased belongings.”


Bango said an autopsy revealed Ospina’s friend died of natural causes.

Police charged Ospina with attempted third-degree larceny, second-degree forgery and tampering with physical evidence.

He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court May 28.