William Day recently sent out a mail piece that misrepresented a column that Delegate Scott Lingamfelter had written for a local newspaper on the subject of abusive driver fees as a letter to constituents. In doing so, he put Delegate Lingamfelter’s signature on this letter, and managed to run afoul of the following provision of the Virginia State Code:
§ 18.2-172. Forging, uttering, etc., other writings. — If any person forge any writing, other than such as is mentioned in §§ 18.2-168 and 18.2-170, to the prejudice of another’s right, or utter, or attempt to employ as true, such forged writing, knowing it to be forged, he shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony. Any person who shall obtain, by any false pretense or token, the signature of another person, to any such writing, with intent to defraud any other person, shall be deemed guilty of the forgery thereof, and shall be subject to like punishment. (Code 1950, § 18.1-96; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15.)
By the looks of the mailer (see below) it would seem that William Day may be guilty of a Class 5 felony.
Of course that will require that there’s actually a Commonwealth’s Attorney who will actually uphold the law here. We’ll see if that happens.
UPDATE: A complaint has been filed, according to the MJM.
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