Kentucky man admits to faking personal demise to keep away from paying youngster help

Kentucky man admits to faking personal demise to keep away from paying youngster help

A person in southern Kentucky has admitted in court docket to faking his personal demise to keep away from paying greater than $100,000 in excellent youngster help to his ex-wife.

Jesse Kipf, 39, pleaded responsible on 29 March in federal court docket to laptop fraud and identification theft after he accessed Hawaii’s demise registry system and posed as a physician from one other state in an effort to create a faux demise certificates for himself.

Based on a plea settlement filed in court docket, Kipf stuffed out a Hawaii demise certificates worksheet in early 2023, primarily assigned himself because the medical certifier for the case and authorized his personal demise.

Jesse Kipf. {Photograph}: Grayson County Detention Middle

“He utilized a digital signature for [the physician], offering his title, title, and license quantity. This resulted within the defendant being registered as deceased in lots of authorities databases,” the federal government stated.

Kipf then “infiltrated” different states’ demise registry programs utilizing credentials stolen from different individuals to infiltrate non-public companies, authorities and company networks (allegedly the reserving programs of numerous lodge chains), after which tried to promote entry to the networks to potential prospects on-line.

“The defendant faked his personal demise, partly, in an effort to keep away from his excellent youngster help obligations to his ex-wife,” the federal government stated.

However the plan ultimately went improper, and Kipf now owes about $116,000 to his ex-wife, together with $200,000 to companies and authorities companies he hacked. As well as, he faces a most of seven years in jail and as much as $500,000 in fines at a sentencing date tentatively set for 12 April.

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