Forger Brings Phony Doctor’s Note to Court

In other news, water still wet.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — A California woman facing nearly five years in prison for forging drug prescriptions showed up for sentencing with a phony doctor’s note seeking a delay in the proceedings.

Michelle Elaine Astumian was free on $45,000 bail and pleaded no contest in January to felony counts of forgery and using a fraudulent check.

The 41-year-old woman arrived Monday for sentencing in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom and presented a note with a doctor’s signature asking for a postponement.

Prosecutor Dave Pomeroy called the doctor, who said the note is a forgery.

The judge immediately ordered Astumian into custody and she collapsed to the floor. An ambulance took her to a hospital.

Pomeroy told the San Luis Obispo County Tribune that Astumian will be sentenced later, but he doesn’t know when.

via Forger shows up in court with phony doctor note – US news – Weird news – msnbc.com.

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2 Responses

  1. Ha Ha! You fell for a fake news report and wrote about it in a forged blog post. I sure as heck faked this comment! Trust me.

  2. Jim, you’re awesome. =)

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