LISBON, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of forging a letter to back up his bogus police story that he used an excuse to his boss is facing real charges in New Hampshire.
The Caledonian-Record reports that 51-year-old Paul Neilson was charged last week with forgery, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.
Police say the Lisbon man told his boss he was late to work at a construction company March 11 because a Lisbon officer gave him a warning about his expired car registration.
When his boss got suspicious, police say Neilson gave him a letter purportedly from the officer with a detailed description of their interaction.
The boss contacted police, who said they had not had any contact with Neilson that day nor written the letter.
A phone number for Neilson could not be found.
Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com