Hearing Set for Tomorrow for Oil City Woman Accused of Forging Child’s Medical Excuses

| June 12, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman is facing charges after allegedly forging medical excuses to use at her minor child’s school.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed the following criminal charges against 26-year-old Leslie Anne Prymus, of Oil City:

– Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
– Tamper Records Or Id-Writing, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, with Judge Fish presiding.

She is currently free on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on April 13, Leslie A. Prymus submitted two separate medical excuses to the Smedley Street Elementary School for her minor son.

The school believed the excuses to be fraudulent and contacted the medical provider.

On June 4, Patrolman Ruditis contacted the principal of the Smedley Street Elementary School who advised that they received the excuses from Prymus, and the excuses were found to be falsified.

She explained that they contacted Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh regarding the minor child being seen on the days provided on the excuse. The first excuse was regarding the minor child being seen on April 13 at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Emergency Department.

Per an email received from a social worker at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the excuse was “not generated at the department/clinic and cannot tell who signed.”

A second excuse was submitted to the school by Prymus for a medical incident occurring on May 19, 2018, at the Emergency Room of UPMC Northwest. The excuse was allegedly written by Jenna Gaesser, M.D., Neurofibromatosis Clinic of Pittsburgh.

According to documents provided to Smedley Street Elementary and provided to Patrolman Ruditis, the signature of Dr. Gaesser does not match the signature of the document Prymus submitted to the school.

Based on the investigation, Prymus was arraigned at 11:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on the following charges:

– Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
– Tamper Records Or Id-Writing, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)

Unable to post $5,000.00 cash bail, she was lodged in the Venango County Jail. On Wednesday, June 6, the bail conditions were changed, and Prymus was released on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.


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