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State worker charged with forging doctor’s note for handicapped parking


ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York State Department of Health employee has been arrested Wednesday, accused of submitting an application for handicapped parking with a forged doctor's note.

The State Inspector General's Office says 27-year-old Travis Witt, of Malta, was arrested by investigators after they determined in May 2011 he obtained special parking privileges at his work location at Empire State Plaza based on a forged doctor's note.

Also, Witt supposedly admitted that on three separate occasions in January and February of 2012, he submitted certified time records indicating that he had worked full days when he had not reported to work at all.

Witt has worked for the Department of Health as an Information Technology Specialist since 2007. His current salary is $58,311.

Witt is charged with four felony counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st-degree and one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 3rd-degree and is currently being held in Albany County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or bond.

He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

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