REPORT: Roy Moore Accuser Has Long History of Fraud – by Brian Thomas
New reports of a history of fraud cast doubt on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore.
Tina Johnson accused Moore in mid-November of groping her while she visited his office in 1991.
She alleged that Moore grabbed her while she was in his office to sign custody of her 12-year-old son over to her mother. She also said Moore constantly flirted with her during their discussion.
However, early reports indicated a history of unlawful practices by Johnson. AL reported:
Johnson has had ups and downs in her life, both before and after she met Moore. She has pled guilty to writing bad checks, and for third-degree theft of property, which she said stemmed from family disagreement over the care of her late stepfather.
More about Johnson’s past has recently come to light, and it’s not helping her reputation. Breitbart further reviewed court documents which reveal that Johnson was charged with a number of felony fraud charges to which she plead guilty.
Not all the criminal documents were dug up from long ago. Johnson’s most recent arrest for fraud was in 2010.
The documents, reviewed by Breitbart News, show that Moore represented Johnson’s mother in a nasty custody case for Johnson’s then 12-year-old son, Daniel Sitz. In the case, Johnson was repeatedly painted by Moore’s client as an unfit, absent, and unstable mother and was accused of taking her son from his elementary school against his will. Johnson’s mother was ultimately awarded custody in the case.
One affidavit signed by Johnson’s mother while she was represented by Moore accused Johnson of having a “violent nature” and noted that she “has been treated by a psychiatrist when she was approximately 15 years of age.” Johnson was a teenage mother.
Separate criminal documents show that, as late as 2010, Johnson was arrested and pled guilty to felony fraud charges related to checks belonging to a family member. She also entered a court drug program.
According to Breitbart, earlier reports left out much of the details of the custody battle for Johnson’s son. She apparently had a history of mental illness and was decided not to be fit for parenthood.
Furthermore, reports that Johnson “has pled guilty to writing bad checks” were greatly underplayed.
Her arrest in 2010 was for “criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception.”
In one affidavit, Cofield stated that Johnson “has a violent nature and has been treated by a psychiatrist when she was approximately 15 years of age.”
Another document, signed by Moore, stated that Cofield — and not Johnson — was the “most fit and proper person” to have custody of Daniel Sitz.
Johnson’s son had resided with his grandmother, Cofield, since he was nine months old. Cofield says that, during those years, she provided Daniel with food, clothing, and shelter “without any assistance” from Johnson. A judge officially granted Cofield full custody on September 23, 1991.
In the custody documents, Johnson is accused of taking her son against his will. A September 11, 1991, affidavit signed by Daniel says that two days earlier, Johnson took him from elementary school “against my will and made me go to her home.”
An affidavit signed by Johnson’s mother claimed that Johnson took Daniel from school “forcefully and without my permission” […]
The AL.com article, meanwhile, mentioned in one sentence in the 18th paragraph of its story that Johnson “has pled guilty to writing bad checks, and for third-degree theft of property, which she said stemmed from family disagreement over the care of her late stepfather.”
Criminal and court records reviewed by Breitbart News find that she was arrested on February 25, 2010, for the felony charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception. She spent one day in jail and was released on bond.
The case revolved around the charges of intent to “defraud, possess or utter” checks in the amounts of $288, $129.96, $259.92, $300, and $170 respectively. She was also charged with obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over five checks for $25 each with intent to “deprive the owner of said property.”
Those five checks were in the name of “W.G. Cofield,” ostensibly her late stepfather. Cofield personally appeared to file charges against Johnson, criminal records show.
According to the court documents, Johnson has a history of “deception” for profit.
Does this change the case against Moore?
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