Lynneann Groves, 37, is accused of filing records that were fraudulent, with several alterations made to the original invoices to increase the amount actually billed by the medical provider, according to authorities.

MORRISTOWN - A Franklin Borough woman was arrested last week after authorities say she forged medical documents to use as evidence in a hearing in Superior Court in Morristown.


Lynneann "Lynne" K. Groves, 37, was arrested on Sept. 11 and charged with forgery and perjury, both third-degree charges, and a fourth-degree charge of falsifying records, according to a release by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.


According to authorities, on March 8, the Morris County Superior Court family division received documents filed on behalf of Groves, who was serving as a defendant in a family court case. The documents provided were to be attached to a form Groves was filing in opposition of a modification a plaintiff had filed and documents in support of a cross-application filed on her behalf by her attorney. Modification forms are typically filed by an individual to modify legal custody of a minor, change an existing custody/parenting time court order or a request to relocate a child or children, according to court documents.


The documents Groves is accused of filing were medical invoices that totaled $2,800 that she had attached as exhibits she submitted with her application, authorities said. An investigation found the medical documents were fraudulent, with several alterations made to the original invoices along with the amounts claimed on several of the invoices greater than actually billed by the medical provider, authorities found.


Groves was charged and released pending a court appearance. If convicted on all charges, she faces up to 11 1/2 years in state prison.


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