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February 28, 2008 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia lawyer pleaded guilty to forging a court document yesterday in New Jersey Superior Court in Camden. Rather than tell a client that a case had been dismissed, Nina E. Perris, 48, gave him a forged court order that said he would receive money for injuries received when a security gate fell on him in Virginia. The client showed the document to another lawyer, who recognized it was not an official court order and took it to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
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June 2, 1988 | By Lou Perfidio, Special to The Inquirer
Whitemarsh police have charged a Maple Glen salesman with forgery. Edward M. Munyan, 37, of the 1400 block of Patrick Court in Maple Glen, was charged after his employer, Ken Mattis, the owner of Diversified Leasing Inc., 511 Germantown Pike, was told May 12 by Fidelity Bank that his secretary's signature had been forged on a $1,000 check. Munyan will have a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. today before Lafayette Hill District Justice Katherine Speers on charges of forgery, unauthorized taking of an auto and theft by unlawful taking.
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September 14, 1989 | By Patrick Scott, Special to The Inquirer
The former bookkeeper of a Wayne insurance office was charged last Thursday with forgery, theft and related offenses for allegedly writing more than $35,000 in business checks for personal use, Tredyffrin police said. Colleen J. Myers, 32, of the 200 block of Conestoga Road, Malvern, the former bookkeeper at Marquardt Associates, is charged with writing a total of 59 unauthorized checks - many of which were used to pay for day-care services for her children - from September 1987 until last April, according to court records.
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January 18, 1990 | By Carolyn Gretton, Special to The Inquirer
Charges of theft and forgery have been filed against a Morrisville woman suspected of forging $3,000 worth of checks from an account at a Yardley law firm where she worked as a paralegal. Police said Deborah Gibbs of Franklin Street was arrested Jan. 9 after lawyer Earl A. Mead asked police to investigate two canceled checks mailed to his office. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Mead discovered the checks by accident because Gibbs usually picked up the mail. According to the affidavit, the checks belonged to an estate for which Mead's firm had been trying to find heirs.
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July 9, 1994 | By Kay Lazar, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When June Rosso died of cancer last year, her oldest son, Donald A. Rosso, 39, ended up with all of her money, leaving nothing for her estranged husband, Dominick A. Rosso, or their two younger children. In September, Dominick Rosso persuaded Bucks County Court Judge Leonard B. Sokolove to declare the will a forgery. Now, the widower is asking the court to remove county Register of Wills Barbara G. Reilly from office, alleging that she was negligent in allowing Donald Rosso to get his mother's $150,000-plus estate.
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March 26, 1989 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Stamps Writer
No stamp forgers of great note have appeared in recent years, but it wasn't too long ago that one of the most infamous counterfeiters went out of business. Many in the stamp business regard Jean de Sperati as the titan of all forgers. In his long career, he copied more than 550 stamps - some several times - and his work was so realistic that, fearing the worst for the hobby, the British Philatelic Association in 1953 bought out his stocks and dies. De Sperati once said a reason he resorted to forgery was that as a youngster he spent his savings for a stamp that turned out to be a fake.
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July 23, 1997 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A forgery scheme that drained an Upland Borough checking account of more than $33,000 has resulted in the arrest of four people for theft and related offenses. The plot involved old checks stolen from the borough hall basement in October during a housecleaning of old documents. Arrested were Edward J. Clausen Jr., 29, of Ridley Park, and Raushanah Nadirah Dill, 19; Wesley Williams, 32; and Leah Goldsborough, 29, all of Chester, said Joseph McGettigan, Delaware County first assistant district attorney.
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March 29, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PENN STATE football recruit Zayd Issah has been charged with an alleged scheme to pass counterfeit money at a McDonald's in central Pennsylvania. Issah, a senior linebacker at Central Dauphin High School, faces multiple charges by Susquehanna Township police for the incident. He was charged with two felony counts of forgery and conspiracy to forgery and four misdemeanor charges of theft by deception, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News . Susquehanna Township police chief Rob Martin confirmed to the Patriot-News that Issah was arrested on March 9, after he and two other suspected fled the scene.
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March 7, 2013 | Breaking News Desk
Two South Jersey men were arrested this week during a traffic stop in which Gloucester Township police say they found drugs and counterfeit money. Police say events began about 8:30 p.m. Monday during a motor vehicle violation stop on the Black Horse Pike at Clementon Ave, in the township's Blackwood section. The vehicle, which police did not describe, matched the description of a vehicle being used by men who were passing counterfeit bills at multiple area Wawa stores. Erik Ellison, 21 of Huntington Mews, Blackwood, and his passenger Robert A. Smith Jr, 49 of Newton Lane, Willingboro, were arrested on "numerous" outstanding warrants for their arrest.
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October 1, 2012 | By Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press
LIBERTY, Mo. - The golden years were shaping up nicely for accountant William Van Note. The 67-year-old retiree had several boats and a waterfront vacation home at central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. He could jet off to a winter getaway on Florida's Gulf Coast, and had plenty of money in the bank after a career preparing taxes and renting out office space in Liberty, a country town north of Kansas City. And soon, after 20 years together, he and companion Sharon Dickson were going to wed, hoping the union would be a new start after previous failed marriages.
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September 16, 2012 | BY PHILLIP LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writer
A NDREW Charles Thomas, who fatally shot a Plymouth Township police officer before killing himself Thursday, was on cops' radar as a person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancé 13 years ago. Maria Procopio, 35, of South Philadelphia, was last seen on surveillance camera leaving her job at QVC in West Chester on Sept. 24, 1999. Her 1990 Pontiac Sunbird coupe was found unoccupied behind a tavern in Bridgeport, Montgomery County, about two miles from the scene of the shooting that left Officer Bradley Fox dead Thursday.
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January 31, 2012
Three men were charged with forgery Tuesday after they were found in a Camden park in possession of what authorities say was counterfeit money. A Camden County Park Police sergeant noticed a suspicious vehicle in Pyne Poynt Park in North Camden around 9:30 a.m., according to officials. He approached the car and found two men in the front seats and a man in the rear seat who was using a small paper cutter to trim what officials say were bogus bills. Authorities recovered $1,330 in counterfeit ten- and twenty-dollar bills, plus trimmings, torn-up pieces of replicated bills, and drug paraphernalia from the vehicle, officials said.
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December 31, 2011 | Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - A sister of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has been ordered to stand trial on charges she directed state-paid staffers to illegally do campaign work for Melvin while the justice was a judge on a lower appellate court. Janine Orie, 57, will stand trial in February along with a third sister, Pittsburgh-area Republican State Sen. Jane Orie. The charges will be added to a retrial scheduled for February for Jane and Janine Orie on charges that they similarly directed the senator's state-funded staff to do campaign work benefiting the senator and Melvin over the last decade.
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September 1, 2011
PITTSBURGH - Superior Court on Wednesday rejected Republican State Sen. Jane Orie's claim that it would be double jeopardy to retry her in October on charges that she misused her state-funded staff to do campaign work. The court said Orie's arguments that a retrial was barred were "frivolous as a matter of law, without a shred of support in the record. " It was the second legal setback for the Pittsburgh-area lawmaker this week. On Monday, Allegheny County prosecutors charged Orie with perjury, forgery, evidence tampering and obstruction of justice in connection with her testimony and some documents she used to defend herself at trial this year - including two documents that directly led to a mistrial on the original corruption charges in March.
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August 30, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PITTSBURGH - Republican state Sen. Jane Orie was accused yesterday of fabricating evidence to be used at her trial earlier this year on charges that she used her state-funded staff to do political work. A criminal complaint, filed in Pittsburgh City Court, charges Orie with perjury, forgery, and tampering and fabricating physical evidence related to defense documents. Orie's trial in March ended in a mistrial when Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning agreed with prosecutors that two documents used to discredit the key witness - Orie's former chief of staff - were forgeries.
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August 18, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An investigation into an anonymous election mailing in May critical of an incumbent judicial candidate has resulted in criminal charges against a West Chester couple, the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Donald Skomsky, 57, of West Chester, was charged with forgery, false swearing, election law violations, and conspiracy, and his wife, Valerie Palfy, 46, was cited with forgery and conspiracy, all misdemeanors. The couple's attorney, Michael Noone, said his clients "intend to vigorously defend" themselves against the charges.
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July 1, 2011 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
It was a dirty election. Even by Delaware County standards. Last spring, an Upper Darby GOP operative forged signatures for Pat Meehan, the Republican candidate in the 7th Congressional District. Then, over the summer, supporters of Democrat Bryan Lentz tried to split the conservative vote by assisting right-wing cuckoo Jim Schneller, an Obama "birther" with no shot at winning. The Democrats' scheme failed. Meehan was elected easily in November. But criminal charges are still seeping out of the stinking rubble eight months later.
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