East Baton Rouge Deputy Arrested
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy accused of forgery has been arrested.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says 22-year-old Shanequa Lovely had called in sick to work on Friday.
Hicks says Lovely had excessive absences, so her supervisor asked her to provide a doctor's excuse when returning to work.
She says Lovely turned in an old excuse with altered dates. The supervisor contacted the doctor's office, which confirmed the forgery.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/LlzxU5 ) Lovely was fired Tuesday and booked into Parish Prison on one count of forgery.
Lovely had worked for the sheriff's office since 2010 at Parish Prison.