ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska Sea Party signature collector has been accused of submitting fraudulent signatures for its initiative to resurrect the state’s coastal management program, according to Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s office.
Court records say Deborah A. Carroll, 39, is charged with felony counts of perjury, second-degree forgery of public records and falsifying business records by making a false entry. Carroll also faces misdemeanor counts of improper subscription to a petition and unsworn falsification.
A Monday statement from Treadwell's office says Carroll was hired by the Alaska Sea Party to collect signatures for its initiative petition, but the signatures in her petition booklet were considered suspicious by the party’s initiative committee.
“The committee did not submit the booklet to the Division of Elections with their petition application, but instead turned it in to the Department of Law,” the statement said.
Carroll told police she took names out of the phone book and signed the petition booklet herself.