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Jackson Woman Pleads Guilty to Forging Bankruptcy Judge’s Signature

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 13, 2009
  • Eastern District of Kentucky (859) 233-2661

LEXINGTON, KY—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that 41-year-old Lisa Ann Salyers, also known as Lisa Ann Collins, of Jackson, Ky., pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to forging a bankruptcy judge’s signature.

Salyers admitted that she prepared a false bankruptcy petition and order on June 24, 2008. She then forged a bankruptcy judge’s name on the order to make the documents appear authentic so that she could avoid paying a debt that she owed to Cash Express in Jackson.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States was represented in the case by Assistant United States Attorney John Patrick Grant.

Salyers is scheduled to appear for sentencing before United States District Court Judge Karen K. Caldwell in Lexington, Ky., on June 17, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. She faces a maximum prison sentence of five years. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States entencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.