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Attorney gets probation for faking kidnapping

Posted: 3:45 PM, Mar 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-25 21:53:30Z

A lawyer in Aurora has been sentenced to two years probation for a kidnapping hoax.

Becky Keil was also sentenced to 80 hours of community service and ordered her to undergo mental health evaluation.

Keil was convicted of false reporting, a misdemeanor, and attempting to influence a public servant, which is a felony.

Keil claimed that she had been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of her car in Westminster on March 24, 2014 and again on May 6, 2014.

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The incidents took place while Keil was handling civil matters for the victim family in a high profile Douglas County murder-for-hire case. Chris Wells is serving life in prison in that case for hiring several people to kill his estranged wife, Amara Wells, and his brother-in-law, Bob Rafferty. Keil indicated that Wells was behind her kidnapping.

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Police found inconsistencies in her story and she was charged on August 8, 2014.

Keil’s license to practice law is currently suspended.