MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The director of a Connecticut animal shelter has been charged with forging a rabies certificate.
The Meriden Police Department says Marlena DiBianco turned herself in on Wednesday. She is charged with forgery in the second degree.
Police launched an investigation in April 2015 after allegations of misconduct were made against DiBianco.
DiBianco is the director of the Meriden Humane Society. Police say DiBianco forged the rabies vaccination certificate before the animal was adopted by a person who believed the animal had been vaccinated.
It’s not clear if DiBianco has a lawyer. She was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 20.
A call left for the Meriden Humane Society wasn’t immediately returned Wednesday.
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