Release* Date August 31, 2009
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date August 31, 2009
School teacher jailed for passing a fraudulent medical note
Stanley Williams, (DOB 10/29/51) of South 15th Street, Newark, also was ordered to serve five years’ probation after he completes his jail term, and was fined $655.
addition, Superior Court Judge James F. Mulvihill, sitting at the Middlesex
County Courthouse in
The sentence was imposed after the defendant pleaded guilty on June 18, 2009, to a count of uttering a forged instrument. The plea agreement was reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Brian D. Gillet as Williams’ trial was about to begin.
Williams was charged after Investigator Robert Torrisi, of
the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, and Sgt. Scott Gould, of the New
Brunswick Police Department, had determined the defendant obtained a forged
prescription blank bearing the name of a
The doctor did not know Williams and did not provide the note, which offered an explanation for Williams’ repeated absences from his job.
Williams gave the note to school officials on June 13, 2007, after he was asked for medical documentation to explain his absences from work. School records showed Williams had missed 33 days, including 23 unpaid days during the 2006-2007 school year.
Williams admitted he intended to deceive the school board when he passed the note, and knew it was falsely made.
Williams’ conduct ‘’was more than a mere administrative disagreement’’ that could have been handled by school officials, Assistant Prosecutor Gillet said.
‘’The defendant admitted he committed a crime against the New Brunswick Board of Education by presenting a note that he clearly knew was fraudulent,’’ Gillet said.