12th Jersey City police officer pleads guilty in off-duty jobs scam

Another Jersey City police officer has admitted taking part in a scheme to receive pay for off-duty jobs that weren't performed.

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2020, 12:29 PM

Updated 1,352 days ago

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Another Jersey City police officer has admitted taking part in a scheme to receive pay for off-duty jobs that weren't performed.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Officer Gicella Sanchez pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to defraud a local government receiving federal funds.
Authorities say that between November 2014 and June 2016, Sanchez was paid thousands of dollars for work she didn't perform or for shifts she started but didn't complete.
Sanchez faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison when she's sentenced in February.
Eleven other officers have pleaded guilty to similar charges.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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