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Former officer sentenced for faking overtime and tickets

Former officer sentenced for faking overtime and tickets

By KSL.com | Posted - Oct. 26, 2010 at 9:06 a.m.



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SANDY -- A judge handed down a suspended prison sentence to a former Sandy police officer who forged traffic tickets and time cards.

Eric Cunningham last month pleaded guilty to third-degree felony theft for claiming 56 hours of overtime that he did not work. He was also charged for submitting 158 falsified citations over seven months.

Monday 3rd District Judge William Barrett gave Cunningham a suspended prison sentence of up to five years, ordered him to pay a $250 fine and give 150 hours of community service. Both the prosecution and defense had recommended the sentence.

Cunningham previously repaid the overtime money.

Cunningham resigned from the Sandy Police Department earlier this year after an audit found discrepancies which led to the charges.

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