Former State Employee Indicted for Falsifying Forms to Get Paid Medical Leave

March 1, 2017

On February 20, 2017, a Dodge County Grand Jury indicted a former State employee for forgery and falsifying forms in order to obtain paid leave from her employer.

Lisa Duncan was indicted for three counts of forgery in the first degree (O.C.G.A. §16-9-1[b]) and one count of false statements (O.C.G.A. §16-10-20).  The indictment alleges that in 2016, Ms. Duncan forged her chiropractor’s name on two Family Medical Leave forms submitted to her employer, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).  Ms. Duncan also forged a fictitious name purporting to be Ms. Duncan’s doctor on a third Family Medical Leave form.  Ms. Duncan further submitted to DJJ falsified medical documents as supporting documentation for her leave requests.  Ms. Duncan is no longer employed with DJJ.

The case was referred by DJJ to the State of Georgia Office of Inspector General (GA OIG) for investigation.   The case was investigated by GA OIG Deputy Inspector General Cameron Rabbitt.  The Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Timothy G. Vaughn is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of Georgia.