Man accused of posing as dead boy’s father for money

October 18, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A 27-year-old man is behind bars for posing as the father of an 8-year-old boy killed at a car show last week for his own financial gain. Authorities said Matthew Ladnier IV was arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor false pretense charge.

Biloxi police said Ladnier was allegedly telling people he needed money to pay for funeral costs for his son Blake Terrell.