Democratic candidate formerly indicted for felony forgery in Texas, documents show
Democratic House candidate Val Montgomery was indicted by a grand jury for felony forgery in 2007, according to court documents posted on a House Republican Organization website.
Valmontgomeryreport.com claims that Montgomery, who is running in the 41st House District, was indicted on two counts of forgery of a financial instrument. The charges were dismissed in 2012 because Montgomery’s whereabouts were unknown and prosecutors lacked the resources to pursue her.
“The grand jury indictment is clear: Montgomery intentionally forged checks from someone else’s account for over $6,000 with the intent to defraud,” Illinois Republican Party Executive Director Travis Sterling said in a statement. “Worse yet, she still hasn’t answered for these charges. Prosecutors spent five years trying to track her down, even enlisting the help of the FBI, but were forced to drop the case in 2012 without justice being served due to a lack of resources.”
The website also published documents that cast doubt on Montgomery’s claims she earned degrees from Missouri Western State University and DeVry University.
“Montgomery has been busy making her case to voters based on her supposed experience as a financial analyst and accounting manager who can exercise fiscal responsibility," Sterling said. "Montgomery has proved she cannot be responsible with her own money nor can she be trusted with anyone else's.”
The 41st District includes Du Page, Lisle, Naperville, Wheatland and Winfield.