State v. Guarascio, 205 N.C. App. 548 (Jul. 20, 2010)

There was no fatal variance between a forgery indictment and the evidence presented at trial. The indictment charged the defendant with forgery of “an order drawn on a government unit, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, which is described as follows: NORTH CAROLINA UNIFORM CITATION.” The evidence showed that the defendant, who was not a law enforcement officer, issued citations to several individuals. The court rejected the defendant’s arguments that the citations were not “orders” and were not “drawn on a government unit” because he worked for a private police entity.