AURORA, Colo. – A United States Postal Service employee is facing a number of fraud charges in connection to allegations that she faked a cancer diagnosis in order to use hundreds of hours of sick time.
According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Denver7, Caroline Boyle, 59, an employee at the USPS Customer Products and Fulfillment Category Management Center in Aurora, used a total of 112 days of sick time by forging doctor’s notes.
In 2016, a review of Boyle’s work email revealed a doctor’s note from June 25, 2015 that appeared to be fake because the doctor’s name was misspelled, the affidavit states. The note said Boyle was receiving treatment for lymphoma at Anova Cancer Center in Lone Tree.
When an agent with the USPS Office of Inspector General contacted Anova in June 2016, administrators confirmed that Boyle was not a patient there and that the note was forged due to the lack of a medical license number. Further review of Boyle’s emails revealed several more fake doctor’s notes from Anova and another from Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in Lone Tree, the affidavit states. Read more from The Denver Channel