A former Vermont state trooper charged with falsifying his time sheets
says he’s writing a check to the state. That’s after
Sergeant Jim Deeghan was told the payroll office over-credited him in
calculating his final paycheck.
Investigators looking into
alleged overtime fraud by a former state police officer have found other
irregularities in his pay records. Officials are also conducting
a broader look at potential overtime accounting problems throughout state
government, but they say the case appears so far to be
an isolated incident.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says
he expects that a probe of alleged overtime abuse by a former state police officer
will wrap up in three weeks. Shumlin says investigators
will comb through six years of pay records for former state police Sergeant
A 22-year veteran of the Vermont State Police – who
resigned after possible time-sheet fraud – is facing charges. Sergeant Jim Deeghan of Colchester
pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of false swearing
Governor Peter Shumlin
says his administration has launched an investigation into allegations of
fraudulent overtime accounting by Vermont state police. The probe follows the
resignation of a state police sergeant who authorities suspect may have charged
the state for overtime he did not work.
town officials in Orange County say they’re concerned that state police response
times may slow in the future as the state continues to replace and
consolidate aging facilities, including the barracks in Bradford.
cause of Macadam Mason’s death is yet unknown, but when he was stunned by a Vermont State Police trooper with a Taser it again stirred
debate about the use of these weapons by Vermont law enforcement.
State Police say a Thetford man died Wednesday after a trooper discharged a stun gun at him. Authorities say the man was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after the incident, which is where he died.