GREEN BAY – A Green Bay police officer accused of forging his ex-wife’s signature appeared in court Wednesday.
A $500 signature bond was set for Michael C. Jeanquart. A preliminary hearing is set for July 19.
Prosecutors say Jeanquart forged the signature of his ex-wife on the title of their 2010 Kia Forte after she told him not to. The complaint says the officer admitted to a detective that he signed his ex-wife’s name after he found a buyer for the car. It says he needed money quickly.
She told the detective she didn’t object to him selling the car, and would have signed the title when she returned from a trip to Florida, but objected to him signing her name.
Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith said Jeanquart has been on paid leave since his department learned of the investigation, and has been relieved of his gun, badge and police ID.