September 28, 2004
GEORGE’S COUNTY WOMAN INDICTED FOR FORGING HER DECEASED
MOTHER’S SIGNATURE ON CHECKS
J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the indictment of Gina Charles,
28, of the 4900 block of Megan Drive in Clinton,
Maryland, on the charges of forgery and uttering. The charges,
which were filed by the Prince George’s County Grand Jury
on September 21, allege the defendant forged $10,000 worth of checks
drawn on the account of her deceased mother and living stepfather
to be payable to herself. Charles forged and uttered 5 checks in
all. These checks were passed in May and June, 2003. Charles was
served yesterday with a criminal summons to appear for an arraignment
on October 8, 2004 in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s
indictment is merely an allegation of criminal conduct; the defendant
is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable
doubt. For the five charges of forgery, the defendant faces 10
years per charge. The same is true for each charge of uttering.
Both charges are felonies in the state of Maryland.
case was investigated by the Office of the Attorney General and
the Maryland State Police along with the Bank of America.
It will be prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division
Attorney General’s Office.