Worker accused of forging doctor's note enters pre-trial diversion program

The woman who was arrested for allegedly forging a doctor's note to get out of work, entered into a pre-trial diversion agreement, according to the prosecutor's office.

Crystal Pugh entered a plea of guilty to one count of counterfeiting. The judgement of conviction and sentencing were postponed for 18 months.

During those 18 months she is expected to pay the program fees, cannot commit any additional criminal offense and must participate in a program of education, treatment and/or counseling as required by the program.

If she complies with all conditions, after 18 months the state will allow her to withdraw her guilty plea and the state will dismiss the criminal case.

If she does not comply with the terms, she will be convicted of the crime and must serve six months in the St. Joseph County Jail.

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