Terah Mumau is accused of signing the name of Judge Richard Taylor onto documents that would free her from bankruptcy debt. Taylor is the chief bankruptcy judge in Arkansas.
Mumau and her husband filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in February 2009. She allegedly forged Taylor's name on Nov. 2, 2009.
The couple lived in Nashville, Ark., at the time of the bankruptcy filing. She later filed an address change with the court saying she had moved to Fort Worth, Texas.
She is to be arraigned next week in federal court in Texarkana.
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