Mrs. Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, posted a $220 bond on Monday after facing a charge of making a false statement on an application for a fishing license, the Jackson Hole News & Guide newspaper reported.
According to the paper, Wyoming residents must live in the state for one year before qualifying for the “resident” fishing license rate, which is $24; nonresident licenses are $92.
Mrs. Cheney moved back to the state last year, apparently in preparation for her Senate run. She’s challenging incumbent Sen. Michael B. Enzi, a veteran Republican lawmaker. She applied for the fishing license later in 2012, the News & Guide said, before having met the 12-month requirement.
On her application, the Game and Fish Department clerk apparently wrote that Mrs. Cheney had lived in the state for 10 years. Mrs. Cheney denies telling the clerk that she had lived in the state for a decade, according to the paper.
Whatever the circumstances, the fishing license application flap constitutes a high misdemeanor in Wyoming. A state statute reads, “No person shall procure or attempt to procure any license or tag under this act by false swearing, fraud, or false statement of any kind of any form.”