NYM woman forges restraining order [UPDATED]Published 9:16am Monday, November 12, 2012 Updated 11:17am Monday, November 12, 2012
A New York Mills woman was charged Nov. 5 with aggravated forgery after allegedly adding additional restrictions to a copy of a restraining order she had against a man.
After being granted a restraining order against a man, Melissa Louann Holtti, 33, checked an extra box on a copy of the order before taking it to the NYM School. The box checked was titled “Other,” and in front of the box, she forged writing to include “the school the boys attend” to the restraining order.
Upon looking at the restraining order, the school’s superintendent asked to meet with authorities to discuss the document. When the copy provided to the school and another copy of the original document were compared, the forgery was noticed immediately.
Holtti admitted to forging the addition to the document, and said, “Yes I did it. I admit to doing it and should not have done it. I should not have written it in there.”
Holtti faces felony charges, and a conviction could result in a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.