Four arrested in forgery investigation involving COVID-19 victim

They all are charged with varying counts of conspiracy to commit a felony (forgery).

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FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Monroe County deputies arrest four people accused of forging documents regarding the estate of a COVID-19 victim.

Tuesday, deputies arresting Mark Cain, Donna Nelson, and Cindy Padgett. A fourth suspect — Mary Stephens — turned herself in Wednesday. They all are charged with varying counts of conspiracy to commit a felony (forgery).

Cain is also charged with a misdemeanor of unauthorized use of practicing law.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports the forgery investigation began May 5th following a complaint.

Both the State Bar of Georgia and Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement are helping with this on-going investigation.

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