Wake County Superior Court Judge Carl R. Fox ordered a former clerk of court to spend 60 days in jail and serve two years probation last week after she pleaded guilty to altering court documents in an effort to dismiss drunken driving charges against her boyfriend.
The former clerk, Teresa Lee Holiday, 46, of Union County, pleaded guilty last week to three felony counts of altering court documents.
Holiday will be allowed to serve the 60 days active sentence on weekends, according to felony punishment documents filed at the Wake County Clerk of Superior Courts Office.
Last year, on March 21, Holiday was charged with one felony count of altering court documents and two felony counts of accessing government computers to defraud. Earlier that day, a grand jury found enough evidence to indict Holiday on multiple counts of altering documents and using government to defraud, along with a charge of obstruction of justice.
Prosecutors accused Holiday of using her work computer on Dec. 29, 2014 to enter "an official case record of 'not guilty'" in a 2014 charge of driving while impaired against her boyfriend, Tony Level Richardson, 51, of Angier.
Prosecutors say Holiday also went into her work computer on Feb. 2, 2015 to change a 2013 DWI offense filed against Richardson to reflect that the court had dismissed the case.
Investigators say Holiday used her computer at work a third time on May 5, 2015 to revise the "not guilty' finding to another voluntary dismissal by the courts, according to indictments filed at the clerk's office.
Holiday was arrested that day and placed under an unsecured, $45,000 bail, arrest records show.
The drunken driving charges against Richardson are still pending.
On Nov. 9, a Wake County jury held Richardson equally responsible for the charges filed against his girlfriend and found him guilty of two felony counts of altering court documents and two felony counts of accessing government computers to defraud, according to records filed with the clerk of superior courts office.
He was sentenced to 26 to 50 months in prison, a spokeswoman with the clerk of courts office reported on Monday.
Jennifer Knox, the county's clerk of court, could not be reached for comment Monday.
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