Allegedly, Terah M. Mamau admitted that she had forged the signature of Judge Richard Taylor. She manufactured a fake order in order to discharge her Chapter 13 bankruptcy case so she could purchase the used vehicle.
Prosecutors say that not only was the signature fake, but the judge who she listed on the order was not overseeing her case. In February 2009, Mamau files for Chapter 13 and Judge James G. Mixon was assigned to her case. A year ago, Mixon dismissed the bankruptcy because Mamau failed to make required payments to her creditors.
Now, she is facing up to five years in jail and a $250,000 fine for her offense.