Police investigate time card fraud allegations within APD

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has learned an Albuquerque Police Department officer may have lied on his time card.

State Police said they launched an investigation ten days ago on possible fraud within APD.

On Thursday, APD released the following statement about the investigation.

“After learning of allegations of possible time card fraud, the Department opened its own investigation prior to and separate from the one the New Mexico State Police is conducting.  We take our commitment to the taxpayers and community seriously, and we will thoroughly investigate this issue and cooperate with any other investigating agency.”

Sources tell KRQE News 13 an APD Sergeant in the Foothills Area Command may have been padding hours on his time card from October to April. Sources said the officer put his 40 hours every week, then claimed he worked a tact plan for an additional 10 to 20 hours each week.

Sources also tell KRQE News 13 the sergeant’s lieutenant and captain then signed off on the time cards and that all three are under investigation.

State Police said the investigation should wrap up soon.

APD said because the officers are not charged, names are not being released. APD has also said no officers are currently on leave.

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