Rollans on trial this week

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The worker’s compensation fraud trial against former Alabaster Police Chief Larry Richard Rollan and his son, David Paul Rollan, began Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court.

Brought in to hear the case was Judge Ben Fuller

of the 19th Judicial Circuit. Representing the Rollans are attorneys Mickey Johnson and Todd Henderson.

Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Stephanie Billingsley. With her are attorney Michael Meyer of the Department of Industrial Relations, Deputy Attorney General Brent Woodall and Attorney General’s Office Special Agent

Danny Billingsley.

Attorney General Bill Pryor announced the arrest of former Alabaster Police Chief Larry Richard Rollan and his son for worker’s compensation fraud on July 1, 2002.

Rollan, 50 at the time, and his son, 23, both surrendered on June 28, 2002, to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and were released on bond.

The Rollans were reported as

being represented by attorney Mickey Johnson of the law firm, Johnson & Bass PC in Pelham at that time.

Count one of the indictment against Larry Rollan charges that he used his position as police chief for illegal personal gain of a check from the Municipal Worker’s Compensation Fund to his son, David Rollan.

Count two charges that the former chief falsely stated that his son was injured at a police department training facility while training for the police academy to obtain worker’s compensation benefits.

David Rollan is charged with assisting his father in using his office as police chief for illegal personal gain and with making false representations about an injury to receive worker’s compensation benefits.

Larry Rollan was police chief in Alabaster for 18 years and resigned on April 12, 2001.

David Rollan was employed as an Alabaster dispatcher and then officer in training from 1997 until he resigned the same day as his father.

Shelby County judges and District Attorney Robby Owens recused themselves from the case, according to media reports