A 51-year-old man from Texas is now being hunted by the authorities after being charged with third-degree felony aggravated forgery after he forged his wife's signature on divorce papers.
A resident of Harris County, Texas, suspect Paul Nixon allegedly forged her wife’s signature to make it seem like she consented to a divorce. The documents were said to be filed on February 15 and were signed by a judge in April, making the divorce official. The day after Valentine’s Day was certainly the day love ended.
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The wife, who was technically already an ex-wife at the time, only learned about the divorce a month later after confronting her husband about his overspending habit, which was very unusual.
“She was very surprised,” Harris County Constable Mark Herman said in an interview with the New York Post. “She started finding things showing that he was spending money on jewelry, so she confronted him and he told her that they were actually divorced.”
The wife reported the matter to the police on May 14, saying that she had engaged in a divorce filing without her knowledge, which is one way to put it bluntly. The authorities quickly responded and conducted an investigation.
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It was soon concluded that Nixon had indeed forged his wife’s signature on every document needed to make the consent to divorce legitimate.
“We rarely see something like this,” Constable Herman said. “In this particular case, the gentleman decided to go through a divorce but the only problem is, he left his wife out of the process. And that’s a violation of the law here in Texas.”
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After learning what had transpired during the events of the divorce filing, Harris County deputies filed a motion to annul the order in April, retracting the forged documents and forfeiting the couple’s divorce. Now, Nixon and his wife are back together but the husband is now wanted by the police for forgery allegations.