Woman charged with forging judge's signature on divorce papers

Booking photo from Houston County Jail.
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Dothan, AL (WTVY)-- A Dothan woman has been indicted for forging the name of a Houston County judge on fraudulent divorce documents.

Police claim 61-year old Linda Dianne Collins Clayton, who worked in an attorney's office, took money from a woman who sought a divorce from her husband.

Collins is accused of providing that woman with what appeared to be a divorce decree bearing the name of Circuit Judge Larry Anderson.

The stamp of Clerk of the Court Carla Woodall also appeared on the paperwork. Police say Clayton illegally stamped the documents.

The woman seeking the divorce discovered the alleged forgeries just days before she planned to remarry. She then had to locate her former husband, who had moved out of state, to seek a legitimate divorce.

Collins is charged with four counts of forgery.

The attorney who employed her is not accused in the alleged scheme.