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Dec 15, 2005

New Hampshire Man Arrested For Filing Fake Survey Map

Richard Porter has been arrested by Candia, New Hampshire officials for forging a subdivision plan and misusing a licensed surveyor’s seal. The New Hampshire Union Leader reports that the man submitted the allegedly forged plan to the . The map was a plan for subdividing a 40-acre tract he owned.

Richie Ladd, executive director of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association reviewed the map and described it as being obviously the work of anamateurr. “Whoever did it had no idea what they were doing,” Ladd told the Union Leader, "It was so substandard that it just wasn’t funny.” Officials from the state Attorney General’s Office aren't laughing either. They've charged Porter with a total of 12 felonies and 7 misdemeanors over the incident.