fraudulent letters

Woman Pleads Not guilty to Forgery and Theft of $800,000

Morell will stand trial beginning Feb. 19.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A Bismarck woman has pleaded not guilty to using fraudulent letters and a judge’s forged signature to swindle more than $800,000 from people who thought they were loaning her money. Thirty-two-year-old Autumn Morrell entered the pleas Tuesday to three counts of theft and three counts of forgery. Each felony carries a maximum 20 years in prison upon conviction. Prosecutors…