TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) _ A southwest Arkansas woman has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of forging a bankruptcy judge's signature in order to finance a car.
Court documents say Terah Mumau (teh-RAH' muhm-OW') forged the signature of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Richard Taylor on a document indicating her bankruptcy case had been dismissed.
She was accused of presenting the document in November 2009 to a salesman at CarMax in Irving, Texas. CarMax then sold her a 2005 Ford Mustang.
The Texarkana Gazette reports she pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Texarkana as part of a plea bargain in which one count of bankruptcy fraud will be dismissed.
Mumau faces up to five years in prison when she's sentenced at an as yet undetermined date.