A Manhattan lawyer injured — and spouse tragically killed — by a drunk-driving TV star claims he was then victimized once more by a trusted worker who bilked him for almost $500,000 over eight years.
Legal professional Fred Seeman’s spouse, Helene, died in 2010 after “Melrose Place” actress Amy Locane smashed into the couple’s automobile as they become their Princeton, NJ driveway.
Locane, who performed Sandy Harling on 13 episodes of the Fox present, is believed to have had a blood-alcohol content material thrice the authorized restrict when she was leaving an early-summer barbecue and rear-ended a automobile at a site visitors gentle.
After a dispute with that driver, Locane fled the scene with the motorist she hit in sizzling pursuit. The actress then smashed into the Seeman’s automobile, killing 60-year-old Helene and leaving Fred severely harm.
As Fred Seeman recovered from his grief and accidents, he was pressured to depend on his workplace workers greater than earlier than, he claims in court docket papers. The 69-year-old suffered a number of rib fractures and a gap in his diaphragm, which allowed his liver to maneuver into his chest, in accordance with MyCentralJersey.com.
That’s when a trusted legislation clerk allegedly started utilizing the agency’s bank cards to pay for a bunch of non-public objects on Amazon, together with clothes, furnishings and intercourse toys, Seeman costs in a Manhattan Supreme Court docket lawsuit.
Neil Shepherd, 32, is accused of getting the objects despatched to his Brooklyn house, in a scheme which “escalated through the years” to “an intensive, systematic and deliberate covert sample of purchases,” Seeman alleges.
Shepherd, who purchased multiples of some objects, apparently with the intent of reselling them, was thought to have been a “succesful and pleasant worker” till the fraud was lastly uncovered in October 2018, in accordance with the lawsuit.
In all, Shepherd allegedly spent $496,000 between February 2011 and October 2018, when he was fired.
The clerk, who denied the allegations to The Put up, apparently claimed the fees have been for safety licenses for the agency’s software program.
Seeman needs to be reimbursed the $496,000, and is asking for a further $250,000 in damages from Shepherd’s spouse, Matice, who allegedly accepted supply of the packages. Matice Shepherd couldn’t be reached.
The Seeman household continues to be looking for what it considers a full measure of justice within the vehicular murder case in opposition to Locane. The actress, who additionally starred reverse Johnny Depp in “Crybaby,” was convicted in November 2012 and sentenced to 3 years in state jail. She served 2 1/2 and was launched in 2015. However prosecutors argued that the choose erroneously gave her a too-lenient sentence and in February Locane was re-sentenced to 5 years in jail. She is free pending an attraction.
At her re-sentencing, one of many Seeman sons, Ford, begged a choose to “give my household the peace we deserve,” in accordance with MyCentralJersey.com.