Illinois Man Attempted to use Fake Bankruptcy Papers
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Illinois man fakes bankruptcy to avoid parking ticket fees


June 06, 2011

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A man tried to fake a personal bankruptcy to avoid $3,500 in parking ticket payments.

Police have arrested an Illinois man who reportedly used fraudulent bankruptcy documents in order to get out of $3,500 in parking tickets, according to

The news website said Denoris Brown, an Oak Park resident, was arrested and has been charged with felony forgery.

In late 2010, the news source said Brown's car was booted due to an excessive amount of parking tickets he had racked up. Police said between November and March Brown submitted multiple documents alleging that he had filed for personal bankruptcy in order to obtain his vehicle and get out of paying the tickets.

When authorities began researching the documents they did not find a matching case number in the courts. After an investigation police determined the documents had been forged, reported the source.

"In all my years, this is a first," Commander LaDon Reynolds told the website.

Forgery is considered a Class 3 felony in Illinois. Under state law, those who are convicted may face a 3 to 7 year prison sentence

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