Man pleads to perjury in estate fight

The Daily Times staff
Creighton Wallace

FARMINGTON – Creighton "Creig" Wallace, who was accused in August of defrauding his father's estate in a probate fight, pleaded no contest Tuesday to perjury, a fourth-degree felony.

Judge Daylene Marsh did not enter a finding of guilt at Tuesday's hearing, but instead ordered Wallace, 60, to serve three years of supervised probation, according to San Juan County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O'Brien.

If he does not violate the terms of his probation, the offense will be removed from Wallace's criminal record.

O'Brien said Wallace was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution to his sister.

Wallace's sister, Denise Whitaker, reported to detectives at the San Juan County Sheriff's Office in March that her brother lied on court records to seize two properties belonging to the estate of their deceased father, Donovan Wallace, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Whitaker told detectives Wallace signed paperwork in Ada County, Idaho, that allowed him to take possession of the Boise properties. Whitaker alleged her brother claimed in those documents their father had no will, even though he knew she was in possession of it, the affidavit states.