The author of a fake letter purporting claims of a new local “pet pants” law in Auburn has turned herself in to the city.
The writer of the March 28 letter turned herself in through a lawyer, City Clerk Chuck Mason told The Citizen. Afterwards she met with Mayor Michael Quill and Auburn Police Department Chief James Slayton. The city declined to file charges against the writer or release her name.
The letter first appeared online just before April Fool’s Day. It was printed on the city’s official letterhead and included a forged signature of Mayor Quill. The letter doesn’t appear to have been mailed to any Auburn residents, rather, one image of the letter was circulated online.
In a statement, Mason warned that letterhead with the city seal is for official use only and that forging the signature of an elected official is illegal and should not be done.
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