Jacksonville resident, Aundria Fischer, was arrested for Jacksonville Forgery of Bank Bills and Uttering a Forged Bill. Local media reports state that she is accused of forging a check that was given to her as charity from Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (B.E.A.M). B.E.A.M. gave Ms. Fischer a $200 check to help her pay an electric bill. Ms. Fischer altered the check and made it payable to herself, instead of the electric company.
Jacksonville Forgery of Bank Bills (Florida Statute Section 831.07) and Jacksonville Uttering a Forged Bill (Florida Statute Section 831.09) are third degree felonies which are punishable by up to five years in prison each. Therefore, these charges should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with Jacksonville Forgery of Bank Bills or Jacksonville Uttering a Forged Bill, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer immediately.