GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man has been charged with impersonating a lawyer and running a fake law office out of a Grandview home.

The Kansas City Star reports that 40-year-old Reginald Taylor has been charged with forgery and practicing law without a license.

Authorities say court clerks became suspicious of Taylor after a check he wrote to pay a client's fine in Grandview bounced. Court documents say when a court supervisor tried to call Taylor about the check, she reached a lawn care business where a woman who answered the phone turned out to be Taylor's mother. According to court documents, court staff checked Taylor's credentials and found that he had allegedly given the Missouri Bar credentials that belonged to an attorney in Columbia.

Taylor's lawyer declined to comment on the case.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com