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Woman accused of forging petitions for college board seat

February 28, 2018

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman faces charges she submitted forged petitions in an effort to get on a college board of trustees.

In a news release, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin’s office says 62-year-old Rafath Waheed of Lisle was booked into the county jail on felony charges of forgery, issuing a forged document and perjury. She was later released after posting $1,000 bond.

Prosecutors say Waheed collected signatures on petitions for her to apply as a candidate for the College of DuPage Board of Trustees when she allegedly photocopied two completed signature portions of the petitions and completed the candidate information by hand. Prosecutors contend she then notarized those petitions as authentic and turned them.

Waheed’s phone number is unlisted and she couldn’t be reached for comment.

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