Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp Announces Arrest of Woman on Forgery and Perjury Related Charges

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker announce the arrest of Lynneann K. Groves (a/k/a Lynne K. Groves), age 37, of Franklin, New Jersey, on Forgery and Perjury related charges.

On March 8, 2019, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part received documents, filed on behalf of the defendant, Lynne Groves. The defendant provided these documents as an attached Exhibit to the Defendant’s Certification in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Modification Application and in Support of Cross-Application that her attorney was filing on behalf of the defendant in the pending Family Part matter. The documents were allegedly medical invoices totaling $2,800.00 and were attached as Exhibits to the defendant’s submission to the Court. The investigation revealed that the documents submitted by the defendant to the Court as Exhibits were fraudulent. The investigation also revealed several alterations to the original invoices and that the amounts claimed on several of the invoices were greater than actually billed by the medical provider. The Certification signed by the defendant certified that the foregoing statements made by her were true and accurate and she was aware if any statement was willfully false that she was subject to punishment.

The defendant has been charged with the following offenses:

• 1 count of Forgery, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(1), a
crime of the Third degree;
• 1 count of Perjury, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:28-1a, a
crime of the Third degree; and
• 1 count of Falsifying Records, in violation of N.J.S.A.
2C:21-4a, a crime of the Fourth degree.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Specialized Crimes, Fraud Unit; the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part whose efforts contributed to the investigation of this case.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this defendant is presumed innocent until she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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