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Lawrenceburg men charged in forgery case

Two Lawrenceburg men face felony charges related to the alleged forgery of state records, Kentucky State Police said Friday.

Michael D. Sivils, 45, was charged with first-degree unlawful access to a computer, second-degree forgery and tampering with physical evidence.

Lance M. Roe, 28, was charged with complicity to first-degree unlawful access to a computer and second-degree possession of a forged instrument, police said.

A Franklin County grand jury returned indictments against the two Thursday.

The men were charged Friday and were scheduled to appear in March in Franklin District Court, said Sgt. Mike Carnahan of the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Section.

On Jan. 6, the Anderson Circuit Court clerk's office reported what appeared to be a discrepancy in their records regarding a resident who received a commercial driver's license.

An investigation revealed that Sivils, a contractor with the Commonwealth Office of Technology, had produced a fraudulent commercial driver's license for Roe.

The Commonwealth Office of Technology provided information confirming that Sivils altered system data to reflect that Roe had obtained the license, police said. State police said Sivils corrected the data once news of an investigation was imminent.

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