Woman charged with forg­ing her own back­ground check

The Covington News - - RELIGION - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

A Cov­ing­ton woman re­mains jailed af­ter re­port­edly try­ing to al­ter a crim­i­nal back­ground check form Tues­day.

Car­men Denise Neal, 44, re­port­edly vis­ited the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice for a back­ground check that an em­ployer re­quired. When she turned in her back­ground check to Brown Bridge Acad­emy, the em­ployer con­tacted the NCSO be­cause she felt the back­ground check pa­per­work looked odd, ac­cord­ing to NCSO Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Cort­ney Mor­ri­son.

The NCSO ad­min­is­tra­tive tech­ni­cian had the em­ployer fax her the back­ground check, and ac­cord­ing to Mor­ri­son, the tech saw that Neal had changed the back­ground check to say she had no pre­vi­ous crim­i­nal his­tory, and also forged the ad­min­is­tra­tive tech­ni­cian’s sig­na­ture.

When in­ves­ti­ga­tors went to Neal’s home, they al­legedly saw ev­i­dence in plain view that im­pli­cated her in the forgery. She was ar­rested and charged with two counts of forgery in the first de­gree.

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