An woman who collected signatures for the Utah term limitation initiative was charged Friday with theft by deception and 11 counts of misconduct after an investigation determined some of the signatures were forged.

The woman, 56, received payment of more than $4,800 from Term Limits of Utah while she was employed as a petition circulator between June 15 and July 16 of this year, court documents showed. After a handwriting examiner analyzed the petitions, he told the Salt Lake County sheriff's office all but two of the 40 documents contained forged signatures.Police contacted numerous people whose names appear on the petition who told them they did not sign it. Bail was set at $10,000.