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Signature forging with approval

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Can I have my son sign for my other son as long as my son gives him approval? There must be a way to do this.  My other son is at college and there are some important papers to sign.  So I scanned the papers and sent them to him.  He signed them and sent them back through email but they were all the wrong size and not visible.  So I gave up and had my other son sign them for him with his permission.  What kind of crime have I committed? 

Welcome and thank you for your question!

What you've described requires that your absent son have a written power of attorney document that allows your other son to sign on his behalf.

Technically, the signatures you have obtained are not legally valid.

However, no crime, per se, has been committed if the signatures were done with the approval of the absent son.

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