Your legal documents may not be valid if you used a Hoquiam notary

The Hoquiam Police Department announced that they have arrested a Hoquiam man for operating under a false notary license.

67 year old Nathan C. Oeser of Hoquiam was arrested following several weeks of investigation after he continued notarizing documents after his license was revoked by the state.

According to Police Chief , his city business license has not been valid for the past 2 years, and any documents he may have notarized during that time may not be valid.

The investigating began after a local licensing agency told the department that they had been receiving forms notarized by Oeser, who they knew had a revoked license.

According to the report, his license was revoked in May of 2016 for 5 years. A citizen reported getting a lost title application notarized by Oeser, who charged the woman $40 despite the state limit being $10.

The woman told police that when Oeser left, he told her that he was “going to buy beer”.

An undercover Hoquiam officer asked Oeser to notarize a state prison visitation form, and after being charged $35 for the form, he was arrested and taken to the Hoquiam Jail; his notary stamp and ledger book were seized as evidence.

Oeser has been cited for two gross misdemeanor counts of Official Misconduct as a Notary Public and two misdemeanor counts of Operating without a City Business License

Anything that has been notarized by Oeser after May 2016 are presumably not valid.

Additional victims can contact Detective Don Grossi at 360-532-0892 x 295.




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