Woman faces charges in document forgery

A Seymour woman faces forgery and obstruction charges after she allegedly provided a false attorney’s letter to Marine Credit Union in Fond du Lac in an effort to obtain a mortgage, then lied about her identity.
Seymour Police Department reports say the Ashwaubenon Public Safety Department forwarded a fraud complaint from Ashwaubenon attorney Gregory Holbus.
Holbus said the Seymour woman forged a document from his office. Noting that the letterhead was different and his name was misspelled.
When police went to the suspect’s home, the woman who answered the door identified her self as a friend of the suspect and she was not home.
After several contacts during the day, police were able to determine the woman was actually the person police wanted to question. She later told authorities she was afraid officers were there to evict her and her husband from the residence.
According to the police report, the mortgage application turned up a bankruptcy filing in 2007. The suspect denied filing bankruptcy, so the credit union requested a letter from the Holbus firm which had assisted them in 2007. The suspect then reportedly admitted forging the letter and mailing it to the credit union.
Police arrested the woman and have forwarded the case to the Outagamie County District Attorney’s office on forgery and obstruction charges.