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gliderpilotuk
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posted 03-17-2013 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This one has me baffled. The formation of most letters looks good but double-l in Allan and double-p in Shepard? A very good but dyslexic forger?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 03-17-2013 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If Shepard's name is mis-spelled on the "Pay to," it's possible he endorsed it the same way. I vaguely recall some rule about endorsing a check exactly as it is in the "pay to."

JasonB
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posted 03-17-2013 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps whoever made the check out to Shepard misspelled his name on the front and Shepard simply went along with it and signed his name that way. I doubt Shepard had any problem cashing a check no matter how he signed it.

It's hard to tell without seeing the front but the sig looks pretty good to me, there's not much money in this, and there's a lot easier things to do than forge checks.

JasonB
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posted 03-17-2013 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw Steve's post after writing mine. Looks like great minds think alike!

gliderpilotuk
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posted 03-17-2013 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good work - that sounds like just about the only plausible explanation.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 03-17-2013 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The letter formation, especially the "S", seems like a perfect match for the genuine Shepard signature. Looks like you've got a rare one there Paul.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 03-17-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was thinking of popping on it just for the curiosity value. Looks like someone beat me to it.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-17-2013 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I asked the seller if he had any idea why Shepard had misspelled his name. He theorized that maybe it was to keep the check writer from selling the check after the bank returned it. From what I know of Shepard, that sounds plausible.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 03-17-2013 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it mis-spelled on the face of the check?

If not, can you tell what the check is for? Curious if we can determine now if it was an obvious attempt to send Shepard a check to obtain his signature on the reverse.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-17-2013 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My belief is, if the name is misspelled on the front of the check, then the person who is cashing or depositing the check must sign that way AS WELL AS the correct way. At least, that's what I've done.

MarylandSpace
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posted 03-17-2013 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are exactly right Hart.

Must be your training at SUNY-Onienta!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-18-2013 05:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I am a business major... Plus all those combined years in real estate as well as prepping payments for a newspaper.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-18-2013 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The seller told me that Shepard's name is spelled correctly on the front of the check. I'm putting my money on Shepard not wanting the guy to profit from his autograph.

yeknom-ecaps
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posted 03-22-2013 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This has Allan Sheppard too (at least it does in the title and description).

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