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Woman accused of forgery to gain custody of children

Posted June 2, 2008

— A Winston-Salem woman is accused of faking court documents to get custody of her children.

Authorities said Catherine E. Lezhat, of 123 Charleston Court, Apt. A, filed the papers with the Wake County Clerk of Court Thursday and was given custody of her children.

She was arrested Friday after authorities realized the documents were forged.

Lezhat faces one count each of uttering a forged instrument, forgery of an instrument, obstructing justice and child abduction.

She was in the Wake County Jail Monday under $1,035,000 bond. The children were with family members, authorities said.


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  • ENC-43 Jun 2, 2008

    Probably the same magistrate who puts about 300k on murderers' heads. Gee whiz................

  • Just the facts mam Jun 2, 2008

    Over a million dollar bond - for this? I doubt if murderers
    get this high a bond. Apparently our justice system can get a backbone when they feel like THEY are being messed with...