March 17, 2017
A U.S. postal worker who allegedly lied about having cancer in an elaborate scheme to get out of work was apparently a sloppy forger, having misspelled an oncologist’s name on a bogus doctor’s note.
Starting in June 2015, Highlands Ranch resident Caroline Zarate Boyle, 60, allegedly took a total of 112 days of sick leave from the USPS Customer Products and Fulfilment Category Management Center in Aurora.
On Thursday, she was indicted in Denver U.S. District Court on felony counts of forged writings, wire fraud and possession of false papers to defraud the U.S. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. She received a summons ordering her to appear for an April 28 court hearing. Boyle worked for the postal service for 25 years.
In June 2016, Joe Martonosi, an agent of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, began reviewing a doctor’s note that said Boyle was receiving treatment for lymphoma at Anova Cancer Care, 10463 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree. The note included a forged signature of radiation oncologist Dr. Gregg Dickerson.