New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

David Schepp
NYC school teacher faked jury duty skipped work
NYC school teacher faked jury duty skipped work

People will use all kinds of excuses to get out of jury duty. But it's rare the employee who uses the pretense of having to sit on a jury just to get a little time off from work.

But that's exactly what Mona Lisa Tello is accused of doing, officials in New York City revealed Tuesday. The 61-year-old Manhattan high school teacher allegedly faked a jury duty letter that permitted her to get off from work for five days in 2010 and 10 days last year, the New York Daily News reports.