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A Cumberland County corrections officer was accepted into a pretrial intervention program Monday after being charged with tampering with public records of an inmate who later died by suicide in 2017, authorities said.

Nicolas Gomez, 27, of Millville, was accepted into PTI following the May 27, 2017, incident in which he was accused of making false entries on close-watch forms about an inmate, who has been identified as D.C., Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said in a news release.

The inmate later died by suicide, the release said.

Gomez agreed to resign from his job at the Cumberland County Jail and to forfeit any future public employment as conditions to the PTI entry, the release said.

If Gomez completes the supervised program, the charge will be dismissed, and if the program is not successfully completed, the charge can be reinstated, the release said.

Gomez is represented by attorney Joseph J. Rodgers.

Another Cumberland County Department of Corrections Officer, Justin Cimino, is the defendant in a companion case, which is still pending, the release said.

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