Officials: Police officer accepted pay without working
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Arrest records show a Bridgeport police lieutenant charged with stealing money from the department had a pattern of working minutes of the time he was being paid for before returning home.
The Connecticut Post reports investigators found at least 11 instances last year where 64-year-old Lt. Stephen Shuck was at home when he was supposed to be at work. An arrest affidavit states Shuck’s actions equated to more than a $2,000 loss to the city.
Shuck was arrested Tuesday on a first-degree larceny charge. He has been suspended from the department without pay.
If convicted, Shuck could face up to 20 years in prison and a loss of his pension.
It’s unclear if Shuck has a lawyer.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com