(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a southwestern Idaho woman was sentenced Monday, January 29, on a misdemeanor count of falsifying public records.

Third District Judge Dan Grober sentenced 47-year-old Lori Collins of Melba after she pleaded guilty.

Judge Grober granted Collins a withheld judgment and placed her on one year of unsupervised probation. Collins was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine, in addition to court costs. The judge also ordered and suspended a jail sentence of 10 days, which he may impose if the terms of probation are violated.

An investigation determined that, while working as a dispatcher with the Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office, Collins accessed an incident report in a department database. She then altered the record, printed it, deleted the alterations, and took the altered document home for a personal purpose. Collins admitted her actions to an investigator.

As a result of the offense, the Idaho POST Council revoked Collins’ certification.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General David Morse in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit.

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