CPS case worker accused of making up records

The worker is accused of making up records in a child abuse investigation
November 5, 2013 8:49:53 PM PST
She's supposed to protect children and families, but CPS case worker Michelle Robinson has now been arrested, accused of making up records. Nobody answered her door when we knocked.

"She had not actually seen or talked to several people on the case record," explained CPS spokesperson Estella Olguin. "However, she had put in her case documentation that she had."

Robinson was investigating a case of alleged child abuse back in May. A 15-year-old girl had allegedly told her school nurse that her father beat her up. Norma Miner, a relative, was there when Robinson visited the teen's home.

"I really was scared," she said. "She made me feel uneasy because it looked like she was angry."

CPS says Robinson reported that the girl was safe and said she had spoken to several family members and school officials. CPS now says Robinson didn't even talk to the alleged attacker -- the girl's father.

Miner said, "She wasn't writing anything down and made me feel very uneasy. She wasn't taking notes, she wasn't recording."

Houston police have since arrested the father, charging him with assault of a family member.

CPS officials fired Robinson and re-launched investigations into all of her previous cases. They say they haven't found any other suspicious case records.

"Her job is to make sure that children are safe and that families are getting the help that they need and that these situations don't escalate, so falsifying case records is not tolerated at all," Olguin said.

All of Robinson's current cases have been reassigned, including the one that led to her firing.

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