The application submitted on Applicant's behalf appeared to bear his signature and was notarized by a notary public of Arizona and dated February 25, 2014. The application was received from a staff member of Daniel Bangart, DPM, Arizona license number 0345, and was accompanied by a personal check from Dr. Bangart for the application fee. During the administrative and substantive review periods, suspicion arose as to the authenticity of the application document. Applicant was questioned regarding the notarized date and his signature on the application. Applicant asserted several times that the document was authentic. In an appearance before the Board on June 11, 2014, Applicant admitted that he had not actually signed the application document in question. Applicant stated that he did not want to miss the application deadline due to a pending employment offer from Dr. Bangart. Applicant also stated that the course of action and deception in submitting the application document was initiated by Dr. Bangart but that he willingly participated in the deception in an effort to obtain a license.