- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman charged with setting her ex-boyfriend’s apartment on fire has had her bail increased after allegedly forging a doctor’s note claiming her electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet was setting off her pacemaker.

Gina Clemente, of Wilton, was charged with first-degree arson in connection with the 2015 fire in Greenwich. But 10 days after she was released with a monitoring device, her lawyer presented a letter and three pages of charts to the judge saying the bracelet was causing Clemente’s pacemaker to malfunction.

The Connecticut Post (https://bit.ly/1OQls7g ) reports that prosecutors contacted the doctor, who said he didn’t write the note and hadn’t seen Clemente in two years.

Clemente’s attorney said his client’s pregnancy may have caused her poor judgment.

The 33-year-old Clemente was ordered this week held on $250,000 bond.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com


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