ELYRIA — A Cincinnati man was indicted for allegedly creating fake court documents.
Marcus Ramos, 29, was indicted on one felony count of forgery by a Lorain County grand jury, according to a secret indictment unsealed this week.
Ramos allegedly created false court documents in an attempt to get Lorain County Children’s Services to stop following a court order, according to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will.
“He had a friend, or some type of acquaintance, that was under an order here in Lorain County that she has supervised visitation with her children,” Will said. “She presented some documentation supposedly issued out of Franklin County and also referenced some type of federal court case that said this was supposed to be stopped or stayed until a later time.”
The woman gave the paperwork to Children’s Services, but the department and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department didn’t adhere to the order of the false paperwork, Will said. While the agencies were investigating the alleged falsified paperwork, they overheard the woman speaking with Ramos, who allegedly told her “he was the one that crafted all of this paperwork,” Will said.
Will said the paperwork was created to look as if it had been issued by the Franklin County Common Pleas Court and the Northern District of Ohio federal court. The documents had been “portrayed as coming from the court and expected they would be honored by other agencies as lawful orders of the court, and of course they weren’t,” Will said.
Ramos is listed as having multiple cases in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, according to court records.
In 2017, he was indicted on charges of intimidation, retaliation, telecommunications harassment and inducing panic, which he pleaded guilty to and was sentenced to two years of probation. In 2018, he was indicted on charges of intimidation, retaliation and aggravated menacing, and the case is still pending.
Ramos also filed a lawsuit, without an attorney, against Lorain County Children Services in June 2018, according to court records. The case was dismissed by the court in November.
Ramos was being held in Lorain County Jail on $2,500 bond on charges of forgery and contempt of court, according to jail records.