Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Huh? Community leader makes a big notary boo boo (Wisconsin)

Read it all here:  Ex-Cedarburg mayor faces charges in helping daughter beat drinking ticket

If someone you trust (your daughter, for instance) saw a signer execute a document, it won't hurt to fudge a little and notarize it, right?   
NO.  Think again!!

A former mayor of Cedarburg has been charged with two felony counts of misconduct in office.

The mayor's legal trouble has nothing to do with old mayoral duties, or even his more recent role as a member of the city's plan commission.

According to the criminal complaint, he notarized two statements his daughter obtained last year to try to beat an underage drinking citation from 2013. Her trial on that ticket is scheduled for this month.

Since neither of the signers appeared, it's become a huge problem for this Wisconsin notary public.

P.S. Thank you, Marian, for bringing this one up on NotaryRotary!

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