Former police chief charged with forgery

August 14, 2008 5:58:30 AM PDT
A former northeastern Pennsylvania police chief is facing charges that he forged police records to help a girlfriend. Former Falls Township police chief Jason Kizer was arraigned Wednesday on charges of tampering with public records or information, forgery and criminal conspiracy. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

According to a police affidavit, Kizer forged police reports for a girlfriend, 26-year-old Catherine Wazny, of Clarks Summit.

Police say Wazny then used the false reports to claim she was a victim of identity theft and falsely obtain nearly $3,000 in credit and debt relief from utility and credit card companies. Police say Kizer denies the allegations.

Wazny is awaiting sentencing in federal court for identity theft.

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Information from: The Scranton Times, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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