Prosecutor forges signatures of judges to wiretap her cop boyfriend and her colleague to uncover their affairBy Mason White 9:08 AM December 1, 2016
By: Feng Qian
A prosecutor in New York, was arrested after forging signatures from a few judges in order to listen in on phone calls between her boyfriend and her colleague.
41-year-old Tara Lenich, who worked for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, suspected that her boyfriend, who is a police officer, was having an affair with her colleague.
She decided to get to the bottom of it by wire tapping their cellphones. In order to do so, Lenich fabricated 20 court orders and forged the signatures of different judges.
Lenich, who worked for the Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, did so for one year, before she was finally caught.
Lenich attempted to avoid suspicion by telling her colleagues that she was on a secret mission on behalf of the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau.
However, her explanation did not sit well, and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said that they began to investigate her and they quickly uncovered her actions.
Lenich was arrested on 20 counts of possession of a forged instrument and two counts of eavesdropping. Her bail was set at $25,000.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said that Lenich was immediately terminated from her job.