Sound Beach woman pleads guilty to filing forged court orders to avoid eviction


A Sound Beach woman faces up to a year in jail after pleading guilty on Tuesday to filing forged court orders to stave off eviction from her home, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney said that Eleanor Blakley-Whaley, 61, over a five-month period in 2022 and 2023 filed six forged judicial orders with the Suffolk Sheriff’s Department, stating that her Oct. 31 eviction was stayed, and falsely purporting to have been issued by a Suffolk County District Court judge.

Tierney announced that Blakley-Whaley pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

“This defendant circumvented and frustrated the legal system in Suffolk County in order to benefit herself,” Tierney said.

Eleanor Blakley-Whaley

Prior to the forgery case, Blakley-Whaley on Jan. 26, 2022, pleaded guilty on an unrelated case to second-degree grand larceny, a Class C felony, and had been sentenced to three years of probation. Her recent arrest and criminal conduct violated the terms of her probation sentence, Tierney said.

Blakley-Whaley is scheduled to appear in court on May 21 for sentencing.

Top photo: Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Riverhead, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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