ELIZABETH BOROUGH (KDKA) — A local police officer is facing criminal charges.

Officer Casey Perrotta with the Elizabeth Borough Police is charged with forgery and tampering with public records.

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Investigators say he forged a doctor’s signature and psychological evaluation for a newly-hired, part-time officer.

They also say he typed up a fake letter in the doctor’s name.

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Police say the part-time officer turned the forged documents over to the Allegheny County Police.

William Sombo, the Elizabeth Borough police chief, issued a statement, saying:

“The Elizabeth Borough Police Department is aware of the situation, We have taken action, There is an on going Internal Investigation. This is a Personnel Matter and I can not comment any further”.

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