Man accused of forging police report as late for work excuse

A close up shot of a pair of handcuffs on a table.

LISBON, N.H. — 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.

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