Woman faces forgery charge in St. Clair County

News-DemocratMay 3, 2014 

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A 51-year-old Marion woman was charged Friday with one count of forgery, which alleges she altered an insurance card.

Tracy Borkowski, of 712 Leslie Drive, is being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Borkowski on Tuesday allegedly presented an altered, forged insurance card to the court that showed she had insurance on her car. That card allegedly belonged to her daughter and was for another car, according to court records.

The warrant charging Borkowski with the felony offense said she knowingly "delivered to Chris Allen, an assistant state's attorney for St. Clair County, an identification card that she purported to be real. The card, bearing Borkowski's name and address, said the coverage was for a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.

State's Attorney Brendan Kelly said this is not unusual. "The court handles thousands of no-insurance tickets every year and works with drivers to make sure that they are simply insured first and foremost.

"The court and officers of the court protect the integrity of the process," Kelly said. "What was a simple traffic matter is now a serious felony matter," he said.

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