This story has been updated with the employment status of Kelly Lee McCarty.
A Travis County grand jury has indicted two people who are accused of tampering with a governmental record while working for state agencies.
One indictment accuses Kelly Lee McCarty of repeatedly submitting fraudulent doctor notes to the Texas Water Development Board to escape work from July 2009 to January 2011. McCarty, 33, was indicted Friday on 27 counts of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
McCarty is also charged with one count of theft by a public servant based on accusations that she stole donated sick leave pool time worth more than $20,000 and less than $100,000. That charge is also a second-degree felony.
A separate indictment charges Christal Hill, 35, of two counts of tampering with a governmental record. Her charges are third-degree felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Hill is accused of falsely stating in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice parole division employee time report that she worked on two days in August 2011 that she did not in fact work. She is also accused of signing someone else’s name on the time report.
Both indictments were handed down Friday and the women have not been arrested. Neither McCarty, of Bastrop, nor Hill, of Pflugerville, could be reached for comment.
Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said that Hill was an administrative employee who began working for the department in 2002 and resigned in August under investigation.
Samantha Pollard, a spokeswoman for the Texas Water Development Board, said that McCarty began working as an administrative assistant at the agency in June 2007 and was terminated on January 5, 2011.
Poll of the Week
Could your inbox use a little more awesome?
Sign up to get a daily dose of awesome gov-focused resources, trainings, blogs and articles to help you do you job better.