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Prescription Forger Shows Up In Court With Phony Doctor Note

When you have a court appearance for a crime…like forging drug prescriptions…don’t show up to court with a FORGED DOCTOR’S NOTE.  That’s exactly what this lady tried to do and well you can “read more” and find out the full story.

prescription-padistockA 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 San Fransico Chronicle

via Forger shows up in court with phony doctor note.

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