A GORGEOUS beauty queen has been forced to step down after being charged with ID theft.
Shaletta Porterfield told cops she faked the signatures of three business owners on contracts for advertising with a marketing company she was working for last summer. But when the businesses were asked to proof ads they hadn't agreed to buy, or paid for, they got suspicious and called police.
The 26-year-old of Madison, WI has now been charged with three counts of misappropriating identity information to obtain money according to the Waunake Tribune reports. But although she has entered not guilty pleas and the case is set for trial in July, she has withdrawn for the Miss USA competition in Las Vegas next month.
Her Attorney Robert Nagel said Porterfield acknowledges she made a mistake saying "It's unfortunate, but she has a lot going for her, and she's ready to move on."
He added Porterfield, who has no prior record was under a lot of pressure at the marketing company to make commission goals and left its employment in August.