Photo provided by Jefferson County Police DepartmentRichelle Schultz
A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker fabricated records in a dozen child abuse and neglect cases claiming she investigated the cases when she had not, authorities say.
Richelle Schultz, 53, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of falsifying information in child abuse and neglect documents and attempting to influence a public office, according to a news release by Pam Russell, spokeswoman for District Attorney Peter Weir.
Schultz was a caseworker between December 2015 and July 31 of 2016 who investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. Human Services fired Schultz in July of 2016 and began reviewing her cases.
Schultz entered false information in 12 cases, claiming she interviewed victims, families and witnesses in person or on the phone when she did not, the news release says.
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The review determined that there were no unresolved safety issues and the cases had been closed.
Schultz faces up to 9 years in prison when she is sentenced on March 5.
Source:: The Denver Post – News