Woman writes fake doctor's note to get out of jail, police say

Authorities in Lincolnton, North Carolina, arrested Marla Davis, 36, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Gaston County Sheriff's Office)

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Authorities in Lincolnton, North Carolina, arrested Marla Davis, 36, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Gaston County Sheriff's Office)

A North Carolina woman faces charges after officials said she wrote a fake doctor's note to get out of jail, according to authorities.

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Marla Davis, 36, reported Saturday to the Gaston County jail for a weekend sentence, The Gaston Gazette reported.

The Lincolnton woman showed up with a note that she claimed was from her gynecologist. It said that she shouldn't go to jail that weekend, police said.

Authorities determined the note was forged and arrested Davis on a felony count of obstruction of justice.

She's being held on a $160,000 bond.

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