Forgery 23 Feb 12

A Gaylord contractor accused of forging documents and failing to pay a subcontractor is scheduled to be in court this week.

Karl Richard Kuphal, of Kuphal Construction, has reportedly admitted to forging 2 bank lien waivers by signing an electricians name, with the full intention of not paying the electrician the more-than $4,000 he was still owed for work on a home in Gaylord in 2009.

Kuphal has been charged with aggravated forgery in Sibley County Court and faces the possibility of up to 10 years in prison.

He’s scheduled to be in court for an Omnibus Hearing on Friday.