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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – A citizen in Livingston Parish was caught impersonating a deputy and trying to secure an inmate’s release.

39-year-old Sarah Clark would visit East Baton Rouge Parish Prison to visit 33-year-old Nicole Stevens who had a drug charge. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) says Stevens and Clark discussed Stevens’ escape and how to avoid the rest of her sentence given by the 21st Judicial District Court.

LPSO and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) caught on to the scheme when Clark allegedly downloaded fake forms and pretended to be a detention center deputy on the phone and on paper. LPSO Sheriff Jason Ard says that deputies at both facilities were alerted to the incident.

Clark was charged with forgery, injuring public records, conspiracy to commit simple escape, computer fraud, and false impersonation of a peace officer. She is booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center since she is from Denham Springs.

Stevens was additionally charged with conspiracy to commit forgery, conspiracy to injure public records, conspiracy to commit simple escape, conspiracy to commit computer fraud, and conspiracy to commit false impersonation of a peace officer. She is still booked in the parish prison.