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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Federal prosecutors say a Miles City, Mont., man forged documents in an effort to become certified as a firefighter instructor.

An indictment alleges David Monington committed two counts of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud.

Prosecutors say he forged more than a dozen signatures of South Dakota firefighting officials to try to get National Wildfire Suppression Association certification. Court papers say the documents fraudulently attest to his training and experience.

The case is in Rapid City federal court.

Monington also was arrested in Montana late last year on theft charges related to his fire business.

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