Police: Woman takes $2,000 from estranged husband’s bank account using fake document

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Tammy Faath (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Tammy Faath (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A 46-year-old woman was arrested Dec. 26 after a police investigation revealed she allegedly forged the signatures of her estranged husband and a notary public on a power of attorney document.

Police believe Tammy Lynn Faath, of James City County, attempted to use a fraudulent power of attorney document at two banks in James City County in November, successfully withdrawing $2,000 from her estranged husband’s account the second time, James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.

Faath first attempted to use the power of attorney document at a bank on Monticello Avenue in James City County Nov. 2, Williams said. The bank denied her access to the victim’s account. The reason for the denial is likely still under investigation, Williams said.

On Nov. 15, Faath returned to a different branch of the same bank and was able to gain access to the victim’s account. She withdrew $2,000, Williams said.

Further investigation by police revealed the power of attorney document was illegitimate because both the victim’s signature and notary public’s signature were forged.

Faath was arrested and charged with forging public records, a felony, Dec. 26.