Deeghan en Probe of Vermont Cop Overtime Finds Unissued Tickets <p>The ongoing investigation into the overtime charged by a former Vermont State Police trooper has found that he wrote 973 traffic tickets over 12 years that were never given to a motorist or filed with the court.<br><br>That conclusion is among the latest findings in an investigation into alleged time-sheet padding by Sgt. Jim Deeghan, a former state police patrol commander in Chittenden County.<br><br>The details were in an affidavit filed by Detective Lt. Robert Cushing, who is investigating Deeghan's overtime practices.<br> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 48157 at Probe of Vermont Cop Overtime Finds Unissued Tickets Supervisor of Former VT Trooper Transferred <p>The immediate supervisor of a former Vermont state trooper charged with falsifying his time sheets has been transferred to police headquarters in Waterbury.<br><br>The Burlington Free Press reported the transfer of Lt. Marc Thomas yesterday. Thomas had been the station commander at the state police barracks in Williston since May 2010.<br><br>Thomas said he was unsure how long the transfer would be in place.<br><br>He signed timesheets for former Sgt. Jim Deeghan, who resigned July 10 and pleaded not guilty to allegations that he falsified time reports for two pay periods in June.<br> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46369 at Lien Filed Against Former Vermont Trooper's Home <p>Vermont authorities say they would try to collect any over-payments that may have been made to a former state trooper charged with falsifying his time sheets.<br><br>County Attorney T.J. Donovan has filed a lien on former Sgt. Jim Deeghan's home, which was put up for sale.<br><br>The Burlington Free Press reports Donovan wrote to Colchester Town Clerk Karen Richard that the state is trying to protect its interests by filing the lien. He wrote if convicted, Deeghan could face a possible restitution order.<br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46183 at State Police Veteran Faces Charges <p>A 22-year veteran of the Vermont State Police who resigned after possible time-sheet fraud is facing charges.<br /><br />Sgt. Jim Deeghan of Colchester pleaded not guilty on Friday to two counts of false swearing.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; Prosecutor T.J. Donovan called it a &quot;crime of opportunity,&quot; saying Deeghan reported responding to two car crashes and a false alarm but none of the incidents happened.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; Last year, Deeghan was paid about $136,000, about $56,000 more than his base pay, although a trooper can typically expect to make about $30,000 in overtime a year. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 43065 at State Police Veteran Faces Charges