NEW SCOTLAND - Carina Comiskey wasn't talking as she was led by State Police into New Scotland Town Court.
She's accused of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony that can carry a prison term up to seven years, as well as two lesser charges.
A source in the Governor's office says the 29 year old Comiskey was hired as a lawyer with the New York Justice Center in late March. She lasted just over a week
That's an agency of the state set up just last year in Bethlehem to oversee and safeguard interactions for people with developmental disabilities.
What's tough to understand is that prominent on the website is extensive discussion of background checks.
While it might not clearly state that a new hire claiming to have qualified to be a lawyer would be checked, you'd think most applicants wouldn't chance making false claims.