DCS worker reported talking with the dead

A former child services investigator pleaded guilty to forgery Thursday after an investigation into a child’s death revealed she lied about meeting the child’s father, reports the Kingsport Times-News.

Cathy Agnew pleaded guilty in Sullivan County District Court to one count of forgery, according to Julie Canter, an assistant district attorney for Sullivan County. Forgery is a Class E felony that carries a sentence of one to two years in prison. She will be sentenced on Nov. 20, 2015.

The charge stems from a previous Department of Children’s Services investigation into the death of a child.

During the investigation, Agnew made a false entry into DCS records. She stated she had a face to face meeting with the child’s father. The only problem was the child’s father had died of a drug overdose in December 2014.

“It’s important that DCS investigations are thorough,” Canter said. “She lied about that.”