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A fraudulent deed was filed
Michael Wakshull -- Forensic Document Examiner Michael Wakshull -- Forensic Document Examiner
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Temecula , CA
Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Given the technology readily available to anyone, creating false documents is quite easy. Even so, some people elect to use old technology such as copy machines and typewriters to create a forged document that appears to be real. In a recent case that was heard in Los Angeles Superior Court, a plaintiff either created or had someone create a fraudulentĀ deed of trust using a copy machine, a sharp instrument, and a typewriter.

To the naked eye the deedĀ appeared authentic. I scanned the front and rear of the deed at high resolution.

The scanned images were enlarged in Photoshop. The result was the altered document, fraudulent deed, was apparent. The ghost of the original numbers was visible below the typed numbers.

Ask your prospective document examiner whether they have equipment capable of discovering difficult to identify alterations in documents.

Fraudulent deed

Fraudulent deed

About the Author: Michael Wakshull, president of Q9 Consulting, is a civil and criminal court-qualified forensic document examiner providing services throughout the U.S. Cases include authentication of handwritten and computer-generated documents. Wakshull holds a Master of Science in technology management, a graduate school certificate in forensic document examination and has spoken at the World Congress of Forensics in China. He authors and presents document examination courses for minimum continuing legal education (MCLE). Wakshull is a member of the National Association of Document Examiners, president of the San Diego Chapter of Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), ASTM International, and a senior member of the American Society for Quality.

A National Speakers Association member, he is available to speak on these subjects.

Q9 Consutling, Inc.
Temecula, CA
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