A Franklin County woman is facing a felony charge in Warren County for allegedly signing her former boyfriend’s name on a title in order to sell a vehicle, according to Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wright.
Deanna L. Branon, also known as Deanna Bangert, 31, Washington, is charged with one count of forgery, according to court documents. Bond in the case was set at $10,000.
According to a probable cause statement, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department was contacted July 24, 2012, by Andrew Zeiss who filed the original complaint.
Zeiss told the sheriff’s department that in May 2011, he purchased a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu for a woman he identified as Deanna Bangert who was his girlfriend at the time, according to the probable cause statement.
The vehicle was registered in both Zeiss’ and Bangert’s names.
Zeiss told authorities that on July 16, 2012, Bangert allegedly sold the vehicle without his permission and forged his signature on the title, the sheriff’s department stated.
Bangert was contacted by the sheriff’s department on Aug. 21, 2012.
She admitted to signing Zeiss’ signature on the title to sell the vehicle, and acknowledged that she did not have permission from Zeiss to sign his name on the title, according to the probable cause statement.
The vehicle was sold for $1,000.