High School Secretary Accused of Selling Fake Transcripts

A former secretary of an East Orange High School has been charged with creating and selling fraudulent school transcripts and pay stubs.

Sharon Wallace, 46, of East Orange, and a former secretary of the East Orange Campus 9 High School, was arrested at her home Wednesday

Wallace created and sold phony high school transcripts in return for $20 in cash each at least twice, according to detectives. She also allegedly created and sold fraudulent pay stubs from the school district and other fake places of employment for about $40 in cash transactions. Wallace had been employed with the school for more than 20 years. She resigned on Aug. 31.

Wallace was charged with third-degree official misconduct, third-degree tampering with public records and fourth-degree forgery.

She was being held in the Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. If convicted of the charges, Wallace could face up to five years in state prison.

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