Montgomery court employee arrested on forgery charge - Montgomery Alabama news.

Montgomery court employee arrested on forgery charge

Christian Morgan (Source: Montgomery Police Dept.) Christian Morgan (Source: Montgomery Police Dept.)

The Montgomery Police Department has charged a Municipal Court employee with forgery in connection with an ongoing investigation alleging the employee diverted money submitted to the court by a local resident seeking to pay a traffic fine. 

MPD detectives charged Christian Morgan, 26, with one count of second-degree forgery, a Class C felony. Morgan was placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where bond was set at $15,000.

Morgan was charged under §13A-9-3(a)(3), Code of Alabama, which addresses the false creation, completion or alteration of "A written instrument officially issued or created by a public office, public employees or government agency."

MPD's investigation indicates Morgan, as an employee of the Municipal Court, received the resident's payment, provided a false receipt, and failed to credit payment to the court. Police Chief Kevin Murphy said the charge reflects a single instance and that MPD's investigation is working to determine if the event is isolated.

No additional information is available for public release in this ongoing investigation.

Source:  Montgomery Police Department

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