Deeghan

Vermont State Police

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.

The immediate supervisor of a former Vermont state trooper charged with falsifying his time sheets has been transferred to police headquarters in Waterbury.

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.

Thomas said he was unsure how long the transfer would be in place.

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.

County Attorney T.J. Donovan has filed a lien on former Sgt. Jim Deeghan's home, which was put up for sale.

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.

Vermont State Police

A 22-year veteran of the Vermont State Police who resigned after possible time-sheet fraud is facing charges.