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Quincy attorney charged with attempted forgery


EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that VanAusdall was charged with forgery rather than attempted forgery.

QUINCY (WGEM) — Quincy attorney Roni VanAusdall has been charged with three felony counts of attempted forgery, according to court records.

Court documents state that VanAusdall is charged with two counts of attempted forgery for creating a document capable of defrauding another and a third count for delivery of that document.

Court documents state that VanAusdall created a two-page handwritten court order dated October 31. The document was purported to have been an agreed court order between her and attorney Nick Rober. Court records state that VanAusdall knew that no such agreement existed.

WGEM News reached out to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. A spokesperson said they usually don't take action on a criminal case until that case is over. That means VanAusdall would still be able to practice until the criminal case is decided.

According to VanAusdall's LinkedIn profile, she is a partner at Danner, VanAusdall and Associates, with law offices in Quincy and Peoria.

WGEM News reached out to Danner, VanAusdall and Associates for comment, but our call was not immediately returned.

The Danner, VanAusdall and Associates website states that VanAusdall became Illinois licensed in 2003 and has been in private practice since 2005. VanAusdall became a Managing Partner of Danner, VanAusdall & Associates, LLC in 2016. VanAusdall practices as a general practice attorney with the bulk of her cases being in criminal law, family and divorce law, collection law, will and trusts and contracts.

VanAusdall is due to appear in court on November 27.

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