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CMPD officer charged with falsifying time sheets while working off-duty

In the second such case this year, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested Thursday on charges that he falsified time sheets while working off duty.

Detectives charged Officer Michael Thompson with eight counts of obtaining property by false pretense, saying he falsified time sheets while working for the Berewick Homeowners Association.

CMPD hired Thompson on May 17, 2007. He was assigned to the Steele Creek Division.

Thompson has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending a criminal and internal investigation, police said.

“The actions of this officer do not reflect the character of the dedicated men and women that wear the badge of the CMPD with honor,” Police Chief Rodney Monroe said in a statement. “We will continue to hold officers to the highest standards and accountable for their actions.”

In May, another CMPD officer was arrested for allegedly falsifying time sheets for his off-duty job at the Arboretum shopping center.

Jeffrey Taylor, 46, faces a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense, records show.

Taylor has worked in the department for 24 years. He was placed on unpaid administrative leave after he turned himself in.

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