Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith says he has fired Michael Jeanquart from the force for allegedly forging his ex-wife’s signature in order to sell their car.
“The process we have is the chief makes the ultimate decision when someone is disciplined,” Smith said. “Once that person is disciplined, they have the right to appeal the Police and Fire Commission.”
The criminal complaint says Jeanquart forged his ex-wife’s signature on the title of their 2010 Kia Forte sedan after she told him not to.
The complaint goes on to say that Jeanquart admitted to a detective that he forged the signature after he found a buyer for the car on Craigslist. It says he needed money quickly.
Meanwhile, the officer’s ex-wife tells investigators that she was willing to sell the car and would have signed the title once she returned from a trip to Florida.
“It’s a tragic situation that never had to happen. It’s really too bad that it ended up getting this far,” Smith added.