Shiremanstown mother charged with passport fraud

A Shiremanstown mother of three has been indicted on federal charges of passport fraud.

Susan Walmer, 46, submitted three applications for U.S. passports on her children's behalf in December 2007, but also submitted a forged affidavit from her ex-husband claiming she had his permission to obtain the passports for travel to Canada, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.

While Walmer and the children's father shared physical custody, the father had legal custody and did not provide
permission for the children to obtain passports or leave the United
States, Smith said.

Walmer was indicted Wednesday and charged with three counts of passport fraud.

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