Colorado postal employee who pretended to have cancer, sentenced to serve at cancer treatment center

DENVER (KKTV) – 8/22/17 – A former U.S. Postal Service employee was sentenced for lying about having cancer to take sick leave. Part of her punishment includes service at a cancer treatment center.

Caroline Zarate Boyle, 60, was sentenced on Tuesday to serve five years of probation with the first six month in home confinement including wearing an electronic monitor. The Highalnds Ranch resident was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and spend 652 hours doing community service to be served at a cancer treatment center. She was also ordered to pay $20,798.38 in restitution to the U.S. Postal Service.

Boyle pleaded guilty to the crime without a plea agreement on April 28.

According to the Factual Basis for Change of Plea stipulated by both parties, Boyle was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. In the summer of 2015, after she was not selected for a promotion, Boyle decided to take some time off work by pretending to have cancer. She communicated to her supervisor that she was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She then began taking substantial amounts of sick leave, despite the fact that Boyle did not have non-Hodgkins lymphoma, nor did she have any other sort of cancer or serious illness that necessitated the sick leave she was taking. Read more from KKTV Colorado Springs

PEN’s original coverage of this article is here: Colorado Postal Service Employee Pleads Guilty After Faking Cancer – Claimed Hundreds of Hours of Sick Leave

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