Dale County woman accused of forging paternity tests enters plea deal

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dale County woman charged with forging medical documents and perjury has entered a plea deal with the state.

Brandy Murrah, owner of A&J Lab Collections, was previously accused of giving forged documents to the Department of Human Resources.

At the time of the initial investigation, the Ozark Police Department said it was possible that these forgeries, which included paternity tests and drug test screenings, could have been made over several years and spilled into other jurisdictions.

“Without releasing too much, we received a complaint from a doctor’s office in the Florida area advising us that they believed a document had been forged,” Sgt. Cody Evans told WDHN News in 2019.

According to her indictment, Murrah was charged with perjury for providing fake drug test results that altered Judge Stuart Smith’s decision. The indictment also states she forged 14 medical review officer reports in the name of Dr. Donald Freedman.

The plea agreement states that Murrah could be sentenced up to 15 years for the perjury charge and 12 months for all misdemeanors. However, the final decision will be made by Judge William Filmore, who will impose whatever punishment he sees fit as part of the power of his position.

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