WARREN COUNTY – A Warren County woman faked quarantine documents to get off of work and two other people helped her, Warren County Sheriff’s officials said.
Emily M. LoPiccolo, 42, of Diamond Point, was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, felonies.
She is accused of obtaining two Waren County Health Services official documents related to individuals under quarantine for COVID-19, a consent agreement and release form, officials said.
LoPiccolo then created a falsified document that looked like the consent agreement purporting to show she had been placed under quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure. She then submitted the document to Etain LLC in Chestertown, where she worked, officials said.
After 14 days, she then created a second document, a release form, and submitted that to her employer, police said.
“Not only did LoPiccolo falsely create both documents, she also forged the signature of the Warren County Health Services director on each document,” officials said in a release.
Investigators also charged two other people, Judith A. Baker, 31, of Lake George, and Christopher Villamarin, 24, of Lake Luzerne, accusing them of providing LoPiccolo a sample of legitimate documents from which she was able to reproduce the fraudulent versions, officials said.
Baker and Villamarin each face one count of fourth-degree criminal facilitation, a misdemeanor, for providing the documents, officials said.
LoPiccolo was arraigned and released to appear in court later. Baker and Villamarin were both processed and released to appear in court later.