We are all aware of the mindset of our average government employee. Whether it’s a postalclerk, a DMV counterman, or a social evaluator, we have yet to meet a government workerwho cares about his job to the point where he can actually do it.

So, with this understanding of the level of entitlement held by the average governmentemployee, the following story is perfectly understandable.

In 2010, Lisa Roberts came down with a case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She brought inthe documentation to prove her case, but her supervisor still gave her a hard time about it,demanding her confidential records and harassing her as to why she didn’t shave her hair. In2012, Roberts left the job and moved to Texas.

Fast forward to twenty fifteen.

Our wonderful supervisor, a certain Caroline Boyle, comes down with a case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She provides all of the necessary documentation, doctors notes etc.,and takes an enormous amount of time offfor treatment. Her boss also went to greatlengths to accommodate the sick woman, letting her work from home and granting herpaid administrative leave that did not count against sick leave.

Over a period of twenty months, Mrs. Boyle went through a number of doctors and centers,including Anova Cancer Care in Lone Tree and Dr. GreggDickerson, who worked there.

Then, in late 2016, a supervisor got suspicious. He prompted a USPS investigator to beginreviewing the doctors’ notes she had provided. The investigator found that Dickerson’sname was spelled incorrectly on the note.

The possible forgery caused the inspector to show the note to two Anova administrators,who stated that Boyle wasn’t a patient of the clinic or of Dickerson. They also said that the

template of the note was wrong and didn’t include the doctor’s U.S. Drug EnforcementAgency (DEA) and medical license numbers. The inspector then checked with RockyMountain Cancer Centers and learned that Boyle wasn’t a patient of Hinshaw, either.

In March 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Boyle on felony counts of forged writings, wirefraud, and possession of false papers to defraud the United States.

She pled guilty.

However, that isn’t the best part. That part would be as follows.

After not being selected for a promotion, she decided to take some time offwork bypretending to have cancer. She admitted she took substantial amounts of sick leave andreceived numerous other workplace accommodations despite not having non-Hodgkin’slymphoma or any other type of cancer or serious illness. She also created the allegeddoctors’ notes despite not being a patient of either doctor. She intended to keep up thecancer ruse until her scheduled retirement in April 2017, after which she planned to take avacation to Hawaii.

Of course, she used the documents she had improperly taken from Roberts to fake hercase.

So, she improperly acquired medical documents, and put them into safekeeping. Then sheapplied for a promotion, and, when she was passed over, she went to her fallback plan offaking cancer to get what she wanted. She probably thought she was living in a movie.

In conclusion, someone that works for the government is probably not a good fit for a job inthe real world. Use background checks to weed those fakers out.

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