Victoria Calbert, from Springfield, Missouri was arrested on September 27 for allegedly printing her own paychecks and supposedly cashing 515 of those counterfeit checks at Walmart stores, netting her over $100,000.
Upon her arrest, police discovered the following at Calbert’s home:
- Nearly three dozen counterfeit checks
- 13 fake military IDs printed with Calbert’s picture
- Printing and laminating tools
- Other counterfeiting equipment
Calbert’s Criminal Charges
According to news reports, Calbert’s charges include four counts of felony forgery and one count of possessing forgery equipment.
What Is Felony Forgery?
Felony forgery occurs when one “falsely makes or alters a writing with apparent legal significance with the intent to defraud.” For example, when a person offers as genuine a forged instrument with the intent to defraud, they are guilty of felony forgery. Furthermore, knowingly possessing forgery equipment also warrants felony charges.
What Are the penalties for Counterfeiting Checks?
- Felony charge
- Prison sentence
What To Do If You Think You’re a Victim of Counterfeit Check Scam
If you think you’re a victim of a counterfeit check scam, immediately notify the following organizations:
- The Federal Trade Commission
- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
- Your state or local consumer protection agencies
Click here to learn how to protect yourself from a counterfeit check scam.
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