IDOT supervisor charged with forging doctor’s notes

The state police Division of Internal Investigation was tipped off to the alleged fraud in May 2020, state police said.

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An employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation is accused of writing fake doctor’s notes excusing him from work, according to state police.

Bryan Laughlin, who worked as a supervisor at the Oakbrook Maintenance Yard in Villa Park, turned himself into Oakbrook Terrace police on Jan. 29, Illinois State Police said in a statement.

The state police Division of Internal Investigation was tipped off to the alleged fraud in May 2020, state police said.

In January, a grand jury in DuPage County indicted Laughlin, 39, on five counts of forgery and five counts of wire fraud, state police said.

Laughlin, of Downers Grove, was later released after posting a $10,000 bail.

In an emailed statement, IDOT spokeswoman Maria Castaneda said, “the department took swift action when made aware of the allegations and is taking steps to handle administratively.”

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