My ex husband and I received an insurance check for a house we sold. He asked if I would sign it and he would only give me 35%. When I said no I will only take 50% of the check, I heard nothing from him. My insurance agent just sent me a front and back copy of the check where he forged my signature two months ago.
You will want to report the forgery to the police. Criminal investigations must be pursued by law enforcement.
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Mr. Salter is correct. The crime is the felony of forgery. Forgery occurs when someone forges a person's name to a document without their permission. This may also be theft - which may or may not be a felony depending on the amount of the alleged theft.
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