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Ex-deputy accused of claiming pay for overtime not worked

August 18, 2018

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a former sheriff’s deputy in Kentucky has been charged with stealing more than $10,000.

News media outlets report that a grand jury on Friday indicted Brandon Broughton on one count of theft over $10,000. Broughton is a former deputy in Laurel County.

Sheriff John Root says in a news release that his office investigated Broughton after finding discrepancies in time sheets he turned in.

The 29-year-old Broughton allegedly claimed pay for overtime that he didn’t actually work, according to the release.

Root says that Broughton was fired.

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