EAST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – An East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy accused of forgery was arrested Tuesday, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Shanequa Lovely, 22, had called in sick to work on Friday, Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
Lovely had excessive absences, so her supervisor asked her to provide a doctor’s excuse when returning to work, Hicks said.
Lovely turned in an old excuse with altered dates, Hicks said. The supervisor contacted the doctor’s office, which confirmed the forgery, Hicks said.
Lovely admitted to forging the note so she could have a paid absence instead of an unpaid absence, Hicks said.
Lovely was fired and booked into Parish Prison on one count of forgery, Hicks said.
Lovely had worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2010 at Parish Prison, Hicks said.