Laurie Hoeltzel, PhDc, a Forensic Document Examiner and Handwriting Expert has studied handwriting examination and apprenticed under some of the leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the U.S.A.
Laurie Hoeltzel, PhDc, spent 11 years serving her country in the United States Air Force including three tours of duty in Iraq, meantime obtaining a Bachelors degree and studying document examination.
I have reviewed numerous signatures and handwriting, examined case documents and rendered an opinion on cases in Alaska, Arizona, Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, Washington D.C., Virginia, Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Poland and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Laboratory Equipment used for examination:
Her laboratory consists of equipment used for examination, such as: Multi Spectral Imaging system with multiple different writing systems, white light, visible light, UV, IR, 10x – 400x twin/digital microscope; HP flat bed scanner; light table; numerous magnifying devices; Canon SD600 digital camera; Canon Powershot S2; protractor and metric measuring devices; blacklights; photoshop program and transparencies.
Specific Areas of Training:
Handwriting Identification and Discrimination, Signature Comparison, Techniques for Distinguishing Forged Signatures, Disguised Handwriting, Altered Numbers, Anonymous Writing, Factors that Affect Writing
Numerous forensic document examination books and other handwriting reference materials. .