Former WFCR/Amherst Reporter Charged In Forgery
November 22, 2005 at 7:10 AM (PT)
Former noncommercial WFCR/AMHERST, MA reporter and NPR freelancer PIPPIN ROSS has been charged with trying to use forged documents to violate her probation on drunk driving charges.
ROSS was convicted of her fourth DUI in FEBRUARY and sentenced to a year in jail and another 1 1/2 years suspended until 2009; the SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN reports that BERKSHIRE Superior Court indicted ROSS on OCTOBER 31 with being accessory before the fact in forgery, accessory before the fact in aiding an escape from a jail, conspiracy for forgery, conspiracy to aid an escape from jail and conspiracy in attempting an escape from jail. A co-defendant, ROBERT KELLY, has been hit with similar charges for helping ROSS. The allegations involve ROSS' alleged use of a forged mittimus that would have allowed her to get out of jail early.