Bond revoked in woman's fraud, bigamy case

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An Augusta woman facing a slew of charges, including theft, fraud and bigamy, is back in jail, suspected of forging a judge's signature.

Terra R. Garner, 34, had been free on a $30,000 bond pending trial in Richmond and Columbia counties.

She has pleaded not guilty to 27 counts of forgery, credit card fraud, financial identity fraud and theft in Columbia County, where she is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her employer.

She faces seven charges of false swearing, theft, fictitious checks and bigamy in Richmond County, where she is accused of not paying for wedding services and marrying in September while she was still married to someone else.

On Thursday in Richmond County Superior Court, Assistant District Attorney Adam King asked the judge to revoke Ms. Garner's bond based on new fraud allegations.

Mr. King obtained a copy of a reported court document that Ms. Garner had given her new employer, the Department of Energy.

It purports to clear Ms. Garner of any criminal charges because she was a victim of identity fraud, and it bears Superior Court Judge Michael N. Annis' signature. The signature is not the judge's, however, Mr. King said.

It wasn't the first time Ms. Garner has used a document with a fake signature, Mr. King said. She told her former bosses at Ashmore Concrete that she had cancer, and she gave them a letter from "John Hopkins M.D." to support the contention, Mr. King said.

Ms. Garner did not appear for the Thursday morning hearing, although Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. specifically instructed her to do so on Monday.

Assistant Public Defender Ben Jackson asked the judge to postpone the hearing because Ms. Garner reported to his office that she was in the hospital after a car accident.

Judge Brown denied the request, saying it was abundantly clear bond should be revoked. Ms. Garner was arrested later in the day by Richmond County sheriff's officers.

She will be held in jail without bond until her criminal cases are concluded.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

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cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 07/03/09 - 02:34 am
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Darn does she live in Cherry

Darn does she live in Cherry Tree Crossing or did Obama make her do all of that?

ladyjanegrey
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ladyjanegrey 07/03/09 - 03:11 am
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obama................but

obama................but seriously it is odd to see someone with her complexion committing so many offences..usually it's someone much darker...I'm just saying.............

Nammy3
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Nammy3 07/03/09 - 03:20 am
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No, bush did.....lol. And

No, bush did.....lol. And you'll get slammed for that one, ladyj...lol.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 07/03/09 - 03:26 am
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The pink has got to go.......

The pink has got to go.......

Billy Shears
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Billy Shears 07/03/09 - 04:00 am
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Such beautiful blonde hair! I

Such beautiful blonde hair! I wonder why she dyed the roots brown?

edieed321
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edieed321 07/03/09 - 06:24 am
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Always thought that "s" on

Always thought that "s" on John didn't belong, she fixed it.

ladyjanegrey
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ladyjanegrey 07/03/09 - 06:51 am
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LOL..nammy I know ..ain't it

LOL..nammy I know ..ain't it great?....................."She told her former bosses at Ashmore Concrete that she had cancer, and she gave them a letter from "John Hopkins M.D." to support the contention,"........... who would fall for that?!

ladyjanegrey
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ladyjanegrey 07/03/09 - 06:54 am
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someone on here tried to tell

someone on here tried to tell the AC how simple it would be to fix the photos....it really looks like a pre- seventies yearbook photo.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 07/03/09 - 06:54 am
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LOL I hear ya.....she's just

LOL I hear ya.....she's just full of stories.......

Tots
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Tots 07/03/09 - 07:04 am
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Looks like shes trying to

Looks like shes trying to give us the evil eye.

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 07/03/09 - 07:23 am
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You racists kill me, all the

You racists kill me, all the serial rapists, white collar offenders and serial killers you produce how dare you. ladyj you may need to change your screen name, nothing lady like about you. You have to be kidding me white people commit crimes daily, are you really that stupid, or is this some attempt at sarcasm.

pizzato
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pizzato 07/03/09 - 07:34 am
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I'll take her.

I'll take her.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 07/03/09 - 07:36 am
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(•¿•)--wud I tell ya,

(•¿•)--wud I tell ya, ladyj.....?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 07:47 am
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Well she only did it because

Well she only did it because she is Bi-polar!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 07:48 am
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Posted by pizzato on Fri Jul

Posted by pizzato on Fri Jul 3, 2009 7:34 AM No she will take you LMA

reader212
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reader212 07/03/09 - 08:42 am
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Does it bother anyone else

Does it bother anyone else that she actually landed a job with DOE? Shouldn't their backgroud checks be a little more reliable?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 08:46 am
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Reader she claimed identity

Reader she claimed identity theft and forged a judges signature, and was caught! ......It purports to clear Ms. Garner of any criminal charges because she was a victim of identity fraud, and it bears Superior Court Judge Michael N. Annis' signature. The signature is not the judge's, however, Mr. King said.

Pu239
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Pu239 07/03/09 - 10:04 am
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Wasn't Ms. Garner nominated
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Wasn't Ms. Garner nominated for a cabinet position in the current adminstration? She kinda favors Bill Richardson.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/03/09 - 10:10 am
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Blonde hair with brown roots

Blonde hair with brown roots = Artificial Intelligence!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 10:22 am
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I am waiting for some family

I am waiting for some family member to come on saying it wasn't her fault. BTW if you Google her name you can see the wedding she didn't pay for. It also shows the groomsmen Drinking beer in Warren Baptist Church. The power of Google is strange, people need to be careful, you never know what will be posted on the internet.

Rose
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Rose 07/03/09 - 10:26 am
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So police arrested her and

So police arrested her and took her to jail? She reported she was in the hospital after a car accident.Good for Judge Brown.

Pu239
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Pu239 07/03/09 - 10:39 am
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She was in a car accident
Unpublished

She was in a car accident with James Brown??? and her doctor John Hopkins said she was to ill to be in court? Think She will petition the court to have Johnny Cochran be her JD? The aforementioned comment was a product of Rick Fleas productions. The characters have no connection ot any of the comments, No hair dye was harmed in this production

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 10:41 am
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Rose she wouldn't lie about

Rose she wouldn't lie about being in the hospital. LMAO! Since she is white, she is not a criminal, but suffers mental disorders.

Tots
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Tots 07/03/09 - 10:55 am
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Trey why you got to go there?

Trey why you got to go there?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 11:01 am
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Where tots?

Where tots?

Tots
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Tots 07/03/09 - 11:09 am
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Trey you know what I mean.Are

Trey you know what I mean.Are maybe your just trying to be mean.

mable8
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mable8 07/03/09 - 11:12 am
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Obviously, some people never

Obviously, some people never learn! She does have crass, for sure--forging the judge's signature?? If RCSO wants to avoid a liability, they need to have her checked out and make sure there are no injuries from that "car accident."

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 11:21 am
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I honestly don't know what

I honestly don't know what you mean. Am I being mean to her? Or was it the joke that she has a mental disorder? My true feelings is 20 years of hard labor. Compulsive lying thieves are just as bad as a bank robbers, they just use manipulation instead of a gun.

Tots
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Tots 07/03/09 - 11:35 am
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Trey I was talking about your

Trey I was talking about your 7:47&10:41 post.Do you really think only white women are Bipolar and suffer mental disorders?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 11:48 am
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No I think all women hare

No I think all women hare bi-polar and have mental disorders, and yet I still love them all! Hormones what can I do?

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