Students have been faking doctor's notes to play hooky from school for generations. But one Chicago man's attempt to avoid prison with a forged doctor's note, reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, will result in a much stiffer penalty than after-school detention.
David Hernandez pleaded guilty to charges that he stole millions of dollars from hundreds of investors to fund a sports radio Web site.
His Chicago criminal defense attorney provided the court with a copy of a faked doctor's letter on Aug. 19, indicating he was to begin treatment for cancer. He was wearing a home detention monitoring device when he left his home, which a court support officer believed was for his treatment.