Lock Haven man faces forgery charges

An employee of the nationally known ScribeAmerica company has been charged with allegedly forging documents as he was hiring three women to take notes for attending physicians at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, according to county Detective Kenneth L. Mains.

Koty Edwin Krempasky, 20, of Susquehanna Avenue, Lock Haven, has been charged with tampering with records, a felony, and misdemeanor forgery for his alleged actions in April as he was working as “a chief scribe, in charge of hiring others” to take dictation notes from doctors at the hospital, Mains said.

“He allegedly presented falsified documentation concerning federal criminal history background checks as well as state child abuse clearance records on three women that were being considered for employment,” Mains said of Krempasky.

Mains suspected Krempasky forged the documents simply to speed up the hiring process. None of the three women were aware that the documents were forged. The three did nothing wrong, the investigator said.

The hiring process for the three was “never completed” and they are no longer with the hospital, Mains said. The hospital’s human resources department discovered the forged documents, Mains said, adding that Krempasky is no longer with ScribeAmerica, which contracts with the hospital to provide transcription services for some of its doctors.

Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Krempasky was released on $10,000 bail.