Probe of Vermont Cop Overtime Finds Unissued Tickets

Sep 18, 2012

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.

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.

The details were in an affidavit filed by Detective Lt. Robert Cushing, who is investigating Deeghan's overtime practices.

Deeghan resigned July 10. He has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges that he claimed 63 hours of overtime in June he didn't work.

The Burlington Free Press reports officials now believe Deeghan overcharged almost $140,000 over 14 years.

Deeghan's attorney did not return a call.

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