Ex-state social worker sentenced to five years for falsifying child-abuse reports
A former state social worker with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for falsifying child-abuse and neglect reports.
Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, pleaded guilty in May to nine felony counts of tampering with public records, according to Attorney General Jack Conway’s office. The charges stem from Murphy’s role as a front-line worker investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect in Anderson County.
Conway’s office began investigating the allegations against Murphy after receiving a complaint from a citizen whose family court case was assigned to Murphy.
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