Lying in a Bankruptcy is never a Good Idea

Edrie Pfeiffer
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Edrie Pfeiffer, Bankruptcy & Divorce Attorney
Posted on Oct 22, 2014

After filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, a woman in West Virginia forged the Bankruptcy Trustee's signature on loan documents to obtain a new car. She was charged with criminal fraud and forgery and sentenced to two years of probation. But this was not the only consequence of her actions. Her bankruptcy case was also dismissed with a bar from refilling for one year and probably one of the worst consequences is that the debts she had listed in her bankruptcy will never be able to be discharged in bankruptcy. This means that all the money she paid for and into her bankruptcy was wasted. So she now has a criminal record and will never be able to receive the relief that she sought through the bankruptcy.

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