BALTIMORE (AP) — A Montgomery County police officer has pleaded guilty to perjury and workers’ compensation fraud.
Maryland’s state prosecutor’s office says 40-year-old Gilbert Payne of Baltimore entered the pleas Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court.READ MORE: The Homecoming Football Game Returned To Franklin High School On Friday, But The Dance Did Not
Authorities say Payne left the Baltimore Police Department in 2007 on a full disability pension. They say he testified under oath in a 2008 workers’ compensation hearing that he was unemployed and hadn’t been employed since he retired from the department.READ MORE: Ocean City Braces For Car Enthusiasts, Heavy Traffic At H20i Rally
Prosecutors say, in fact, Payne was working as a Towson University police officer. As a result, prosecutors say Payne got more than $30,000 in workers’ compensation payments.
Payne was sentenced to probation, ordered to perform 300 hours of community service and to pay restitution.MORE NEWS: Who's Eligible? Maryland Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Vulnerable Adults In Coronavirus Fight
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