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Woman in Vt. co-op case charged with forgery

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Police have issued an arrest warrant on a forgery charge for a woman who said she was married to a Brattleboro Food Co-op worker killed in 2011.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports court documents say Jennifer Dusenbery received nearly $70,000 in benefits she wasn't entitled to. Authorities haven't been able to contact her since July.

The 37-year-old Dusenbery said she was married to Michael Martin, who was killed by Richard Gagnon when Martin asked him to leave his job. Gagnon's serving a 20-year sentence.

Court documents say in May 2012, Dusenbery convinced Mary Cain, a Justice of the Peace, to sign and backdate a marriage certificate indicating she officiated at Dusenbery and Martin's 2010 wedding. Cain denied performing a ceremony. Dusenbery later said she asked Cain to notarize the certificate.

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