Columbus Police Lieutenant Accused Of Turning In False Overtime Reports


A Columbus Division of Police lieutenant has been investigated for allegedly turning in false overtime documents.

Sources told Watchdog 10 that the lieutenant, who works with the narcotics bureau and also is assigned to a special group that works with federal drug agents on drug busts, put in overtime that that he did not actually work.

Whenever Columbus police work with federal agents, they put in overtime and the department sends a bill to the government.
Watchdog 10 obtained the lieutenant’s payroll record from 2012. 10TV did not name the lieutenant because he has not been charged.

The lieutenant made more than $124,000 last year with nearly $17,000 coming from overtime.

Watchdog 10 still is working to see how much of the employee’s overtime is under investigation.

Columbus police officials told Watchdog 10 that a statement regarding the investigation would be given after internal affairs findings are made public.

Watchdog 10 confirmed that the investigation is complete but results likely would not be released until next week.

The lieutenant remains on the job and still is working within the narcotics department.

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