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Man Was Late for Work, Could End Up in Prison

Not for the tardiness, but for how he tried to get excused for it
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 30, 2019 3:11 PM CDT
Punch in on time, or own up to your lateness.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A man accused of forging a police report to back up his bogus story that he used as an excuse to his boss is facing real charges in New Hampshire. The Caledonian-Record reports that 51-year-old Paul Neilson was charged last week with forgery, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison. Police say the Lisbon man told his boss he was late to work at a construction company March 11 because a Lisbon officer gave him a warning about his expired car registration.

When his boss at Presby Construction got suspicious, police say Neilson gave him a report purportedly from the officer with a detailed description of their interaction; it contained what police say was the forged signature of a Lisbon police sergeant. The AP reports the boss contacted police, who said they had not had any contact with Neilson that day nor written the report.

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