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“Forgery” may be defined as the false making or material alteration of a writing with intent to defraud. An essential element of the crime of forgery is making the false writing. An "Affidavit of Forgery" is a notarized sworn statement attesting that the signature which appears on the questioned document is indeed a forgery, and not authorized by the account holder. This type of affidavit may be made for the purpose of having a Bank reimburse its customer for honoring a forged check, or for the purpose of assisting law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of the forger.
Affidavit of Forgery STATE OF ____________________ COUNTY OF _______________________ PERSONALLY appeared before me, the undersigned authority in and for said county and state, (Name of Affiant), who, having been being first duty sworn by the undersigned Notary Public, deposes and says: 1. I, (Name of Affiant), of (street address, city, state, zip code), depose and say that a certain check number (number), dated (date) drawn on (Name) Bank, at the Branch located at (street address, city, state, zip code), in favor of (Name of Payee) in the amount of $_____________ and endorsed by (Name of Forger), and purporting to be endorsed by Affiant, which was paid by (Name of Drawee Bank) on (date), was not signed or endorsed by me, and that this signature on said check is a forgery. 2. I further state that I did not authorize the signing or endorsement of said check, and that no part of the mo
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