Arraignment for Sea-Party Signature Fraud


A Fairbanks woman accused of forging ballot signatures in the last election was arraigned in State Court on new charges.
39–year old Deborah Carroll, who has been a "no–show" in court before, faces an additional charge of failing to appear in court in May, even though she could have appeared telephonically.
Carroll was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges of failure to appear, forgery and perjury, and is being held at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.
Carroll was hired by the Alaska Sea Party to collect signatures for a ballot measure that was intended to re–establish the state's coastal zone management program.
Prosecutors say she told police that she took names from a phone book and signed them instead.