Suspect arrested for forging county documents was caught by misspelled words

A suspect was working overtime to try and get money from his ex-girlfriend.

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GARY KNIGHT: [INAUDIBLE] This case is a perfect example of that.

EMILY AKINS: A suspect working overtime to try and take money from his ex-girlfriend. Oklahoma City Police say this started when they got a call to check on a home in this neighborhood near Southwest 29th and Portland. When they got there, they say they found this man, Yoshiro Maya, sitting outside of his ex-girlfriend's home.

GARY KNIGHT: This started out as a call where a woman said that her ex-boyfriend was parked in the driveway and refusing to leave. When officers arrived, he was still there at the scene.

EMILY AKINS: The victim in this case says she got a document in the mail claiming she needed to pay Maya over $3,000 for utilities and other property.

GARY KNIGHT: She showed officers a document that she had received through certified mail. It appeared to be a legitimate document from the county court clerk's office.

EMILY AKINS: But after a closer look, police, found some key mistakes. The word district was misspelled, and it said country clerk instead of county. It was also missing a notary seal, and he allegedly forged county clerk, Rick Warren's, signature. A case number on the fake document led officials to a case that had nothing to do with Maya or the victim. We reached out to Maya--


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EMILY AKINS: --but weren't able to get through. Police believe Maya used a court document he received for a small claims court case he's involved in to concoct the fake one.

GARY KNIGHT: He had a template that he had made this document to make it look like she truly was being forced to pay him money.

EMILY AKINS: In Oklahoma City, Emily Akins, Oklahoma's News 4.