Greene County attorney indicted, arrested in theft of $2M from trust

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Greene County attorney has been indicted on dozens of counts in connection with the theft of more than $2.1 million from a Greene County Probate estate.

Chief Trial Counsel David Hayes with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday Brian Wiggins was indicted on 55 counts including theft and money laundering in the case. Wiggins is accused of stealing more than $2.1 million from the estate of a man who left $3 million in a trust when he died in 2018. The money was intended to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital and Smile Train charities.

In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Hayes said Wiggins used the stolen monies to buy houses, cars, boats, jewelry and gambling in Las Vegas and, in at least one instance, cosmetic surgery for a family member. Wiggins also used some of the money to pay his child support payments.

Wiggins was arrested Wednesday morning and is currently in the Greene County Jail being held on a $1 million bond. Hayes said if Wiggins is convicted of all counts he could face as many as 70 years in prison.

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