Charlotte, North Carolina television station WSOC TV has had an ongoing investigation into allegations that a Stanly County court official illegally obtained a copy of a certified birth certificate for Kellie Pickler's little brother Eric Pickler.
The station learned that in June of '09, Stanly County trial court coordinator Susan Honeycutt applied for a certified copy of a birth certificate for Eric for unclear reasons.
According to UNC School of Government professor Charles Szypszak, "Certified copies are used to prove your identity. You get drivers licenses, passports, things like that, so that's why they're restricted."
The Stanly County Register of Deeds Suzanne Lowder discovered that Honeycutt had applied for the birth certificate and emailed the professor with questions rather than going to the higher ups to question the odd application by a fellow county employee.