"I was forced into a difficult decision," Wasendorf wrote in his note, "Should I go out of business or cheat? I guess my ego was too big to admit failure."
The complaint said Wasendorf expressed pride in his forgery skills in his note.
He espoused his proficiency with "Photo Shop, Excel, scanners, and both laser and ink jet printers. I was able to make very convincing forgeries of nearing [sic] every document that came from the Bank. I could create forgeries very quickly so no one suspected that my forgeries were not the real thing that had just arrived in the mail."