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February 3, 1994
A Westminster woman was being held in the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday on $15,000 bond after being charged Tuesday with forging checks for a total of $350.Sandra Duncan, 32, of the first block of W. Main St. was charged with forging the name of others on checks cashed in November and December.City police said the woman, who also used the name of Sandra Smith, is charged with forgery, uttering, theft by conspiring with another to commit the forgery and theft by scheming with another to pass the checks.
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By Kim Christensen and Kim Christensen,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 4, 2007
LOS ANGELES -- I've never set foot in a PetSmart and haven't owned a critter since my family's beloved boxer, Archie, slobbered off this mortal coil sometime during the Nixon years. So that $38.28 payment to the pet store jumped off the screen as I did my online banking a few Saturdays ago. There, on the signature line of Check No. 3512's electronic image, was a big, flowery, cursive rendition of "Kim Christensen." My name, but not my signature. Not only had my mark been forged, but judging from its feminine flourish, it was by someone who assumed, like untold others before, that Kim must be a girl.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 5, 1997
A 29-year-old Baltimore man who leased a car while claiming to be the son of former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder was charged yesterday with forgery and possession of stolen property, Baltimore County police reported.Eric Deshawn Faulkner of the 1200 block of Brentwood Ave. in Baltimore was being held yesterday at White Marsh Precinct pending a bail review. Bail had been set at $15,000 as of yesterday afternoon.Faulkner was charged with possession of stolen property and forgery with intent to defraud after he signed a lease agreement for a car, claiming at Jerry's Toyota on Belair Road that he was ZTC the son of the former Virginia governor, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun Reporter | December 19, 2006
A 41-year-old Baltimore woman was convicted yesterday on charges she forged documents to avoid charges in two other criminal cases, prosecutors said. Dee Deirdre Farmer, a transgendered person who was born Douglas C. Farmer and now lives as a woman, pleaded guilty in Baltimore City Circuit Court to obstruction of justice and misuse of a birth certificate, according to the office of the Maryland attorney general. Farmer, of the 3800 block of Elmley Ave., presented the state Division of Vital Records this year with a forged court order to change the death certificate of a man named Charles Smith, who died June 6, to reflect that Dee Farmer had died that day instead.
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December 2, 1994
A 24-year-old Westminster area woman was held in lieu of $10,000 bail after being charged with 58 counts of forgery and related charges in the theft of almost $4,000 from her mother's bank account between April and July.Mary Katherine Reardon, who gave police no address, was charged with 19 counts each of forgery, uttering and theft and one count of using a scheme to extract $3,869 from her mother's account at the Taneytown Bank and Trust Co. branch office in the 400 block of Englar Road.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 24, 2004
IN MARCH 2003, the Rev. Pat Robertson tried to give President Bush some advice about the coming invasion of Iraq. Mr. Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, supports the president. But he told CNN last week that he advised Mr. Bush to prepare the nation for the likelihood of casualties. Mr. Bush's reply? "We're not going to have any casualties." That was 9,100 American casualties ago. The kicker is that Mr. Bush - who has denied the remark - stands for re-election a few days from now and it is not expected that he will lose in a landslide.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | December 23, 1993
A 36-year-old Hampstead man, who initially told state police he had been beaten with a wood stove poker by an intruder, later recanted his story and was charged with theft, battery, false report and 43 counts of forgery, uttering and theft of 14 checks from relatives.John Michael Blauvelt, who lives in the 2000 block of Coon Club Road, was released on $10,000 unsecured bond after a hearing before a court commissioner Monday.Mr. Blauvelt originally told police he answered a knock on the back door of his house Oct. 31 to find a man who said his car was disabled and asked to use the telephone.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
A Pasadena woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with using a false prescription to obtain diet pills, county police said.Linda Sue Evans, 36, of the 100 block of North Carolina Ave. was charged with forgery.An employee of the Revco pharmacy in the 4100 block of Mountain Road called police after contacting the doctor whose name was on a prescription and found that he had not written it.Evans told police she was filling the prescription for Fastin for a cousin who lives in Pasadena.Police checked the cousin's name and found two addresses, neither in Pasadena.
NEWS
September 14, 1999
A Finksburg man was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday in four cases that involved forging and passing stolen checks and using stolen credit cards to obtain cash and merchandise, court records show.According to the plea bargain, James T. Small, 45, agreed not to dispute the facts against him and to pay restitution of more than $850.Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. found Small guilty in each case and sentenced him to five years on one count of forgery before suspending two years. Burns also sentenced him to three-year terms in three other cases involving theft, forgery and uttering concurrent to the first forgery count.
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By Jay Apperson and JoAnna Daemmrich and Jay Apperson and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writers | February 17, 1995
A Baltimore grand jury will hear testimony next week on the possible forgery of petitions and other irregularities in a failed referendum to impose term limits on city elected officials.On Feb. 24, the grand jury is scheduled to begin reviewing allegations that some of the nearly 30,000 signatures gathered by Marylanders for Term Limits were forged, sources said yesterday. Last year's petition drive, billed as a grass-roots crusade to phase out "career politicians," was heavily financed by a national group that is under scrutiny for its role in similar initiatives in three other states.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 24, 2004
IN MARCH 2003, the Rev. Pat Robertson tried to give President Bush some advice about the coming invasion of Iraq. Mr. Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, supports the president. But he told CNN last week that he advised Mr. Bush to prepare the nation for the likelihood of casualties. Mr. Bush's reply? "We're not going to have any casualties." That was 9,100 American casualties ago. The kicker is that Mr. Bush - who has denied the remark - stands for re-election a few days from now and it is not expected that he will lose in a landslide.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | January 13, 2004
The wife of a man charged with stabbing his mother to death at an Annapolis-area Subway sandwich shop has been charged with forging a bloody $500 check from the dead woman's bank account. In Baltimore County court documents, Jennifer Blevins, 22, is accused of forgery and theft in an incident Dec. 13, the day after her mother-in-law, Mary Ella Ginger, 51, was killed as she worked alone at the Subway. Jason Austin Blevins, 24, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of his mother.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2003
The lawyer for a Carroll County woman accused of arranging her husband's fatal shooting says the confessed killer, expected to be a prosecution witness in a trial that is to start today, should not be believed. Attorney David P. Henninger says convicted murderer Butchie Junior Stemple is trying to divert blame for the killing of Melissa Lynn Baumgardner Shipley's husband in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. "This is a guy who's in trouble and looking for a way out, and the only way is to blame someone else and get a deal," said Henninger, who represents Shipley.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2003
A Carroll County woman tried to make herself the beneficiary of her husband's life insurance policy a month before he was fatally shot, prosecutors said yesterday while arguing that they should be allowed to pursue forgery and murder charges against the woman in a single trial. Melissa Lynn Baumgardner Shipley told insurance agents that her husband was unable to attend meetings to change his $100,000 policy and then forged his signature to change the beneficiary from his mother to her, prosecutors said yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2003
A Carroll County woman tried to make herself the beneficiary of her husband's life insurance policy a month before he was fatally shot, prosecutors said yesterday while arguing that they should be allowed to pursue forgery and murder charges against the woman in a single trial. Melissa Lynn Baumgardner Shipley told insurance agents that her husband was unable to attend meetings to change his $100,000 policy and then forged his signature to change the beneficiary from his mother to her, prosecutors said yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
NEWS
May 3, 2003
Maryland Transportation Authority police arrested two men in White Marsh yesterday on charges of using bogus checks to purchase $3,700 worth of merchandise in a shopping spree across Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties. Police pulled over a car on Interstate 95 about 4 p.m. after noticing that the driver, Tahai Jamar Exum, 26, of Pine Hill, N.J., wasn't wearing his seat belt, police said. Officer Christopher Reiber found that Exum was wanted on a warrant for violating probation on a New Jersey fraud charge.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2001
An Elkridge woman has been charged with theft, fraud and forgery in connection with a case that Howard County police say could involve as many as 30 victims. The woman, police said, is accused of stealing unsent mail from mailboxes and removing checks, which then were made out to a fictitious name and cashed. Mary Elizabeth BeCraft, 22, of the 6500 block of Vert Drive has been charged in one case. But Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said investigators are looking into complaints of stolen mail and expect more people will come forward.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1996
An Edgewater builder charged last month with forging county inspection documents was arrested again Friday and charged with forging more county papers and falsifying a Motor Vehicle Administration application, county police said yesterday.Edward D. Lakitsky, 41, of the 3300 block of Pocohontas Drive was charged with two counts each of forgery and passing a false document, police said.The forgery charges stem from Lakitsky's efforts, police said, to get a permit for a water and sewer connection to a house he was building in the 1200 block of Thomas Point Court in Highland Beach.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2002
Somewhere along the way the Jews lost their horns. Jewish people also ceased to be seen as consorting with the devil or slaughtering Christian children for their blood to make Passover matzos, or to simultaneously embody the menacing Bolshevik and capitalist. The centuries have put to rest many rumors about the Jews. And yet there's the endurance of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a short book concocted by czarist secret police in the 1890s and presented as minutes of a secret meeting during which Jews plotted world domination.
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