Cop Indicted For Double-Dipping During Filmmaking
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A policeman has been charged with 20 counts of payroll fraud for allegedly receiving a salary from filmmakers for the same work he was paid to do as a police officer.
An Orleans Parish grand jury indicted Sgt. August Krinke, 42, on Thursday. Police spokesman John Bryson said Krinke was suspended without pay.
District Attorney Harry F. Connick said he did not know how much money was involved. If convicted, Krinke could be sentenced to two years in jail and fined $1,000 for each count.
Krinke was charged with 19 counts in connection with the 1983 filming of ″Tightrope,″ which starred Clint Eastwood. He was charged with one count in connection with the filming of the 1984 movie ″French Quarter Undercover.″
On Aug. 14, Officer Anthony Lubrano was charged with six counts of payroll fraud in connection with the ″French Quarter Undercover.″ He was accused of working on the movie set for six days when he should have been on patrol.