A New Orleans police officer has been accused of writing hundreds of fake tickets in a scheme to collect overtime he did not earn.
In June, New Orleans Police officer Glen Gross began working the overtime, writing hundreds of tickets. Gross has been getting paid, but of the tickets he wrote, more than 200 are fake, police said.
Gross has been arrested and charged with 215 counts of injuring public records and one count of malfeasance in office.
Gross is believed to have made up license plate numbers, names, and more in an effort to make it look like he was on top of seat belt enforcement, when in reality he was fabricating the information so he could keep getting paid.
When a captain in the traffic department noticed the discrepancy, he immediately alerted the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau. That was in July. Police have been investigating Gross ever since.
“This is a case of one our people in a supervisory position doing a great job and keeping things in line. It’s undeniable that the leadership within this department is changing for the better, and is working to weed out employees who are not working with us to turn this department around,” NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas said.
Gross has been placed on emergency suspension.