My wife signed a blank check of hers and gave it to me. I later filled in the amount and cashed the check. she filed forgery ch

Asked over 3 years ago - Dallas, GA

She filed forgery charges against me. How would this be forgery if the check was blank but she signed it.

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . It does not sound like forgery because her signature was authentic.

    Have you been arrested? If so, hire a criminal defense lawyer and do not speak to the police without your counsel.

  2. David Michael Cantor


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Whether this could rise to "forgery" is going to depend on the forgery statute in Georgia however this does not sound like forgery. I suppose my question is why your wife filed a police report against you? Are you in the middle of a divorce? If so, this is something you need to speak with your divorce lawyer about immediately. Additionally, if you have been arrested and charged for this you need to find a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Good luck.

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