|I didn't expect this to evolve into a he-said/she-said type of discussion, but I guess it wouldn't be any fun without that. |
We'll probably never have enough info to know if the story is just what was said or if there's more to it, so speculating is kind of pointless, imo. Personally, I didn't read anything that would lead me assume that the story was wrong, although it did just present one side of it.
I see two lessons here. First, that we should know our state laws backwards and forwards and how to properly execute a notarization. Second, we should know our limits and when NOT to be giving out advice - especially if we don't know what we're talking about. Assuming - or worse, guessing - can have serious consequences for the people who appear before us.