Chittenango ex-police chief admits time sheet cheat

By Associated Press

WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - The former Chittenango Police Chief has agreed to pay $15,000 restitution after admitting he cheated on time sheets while also working for the sheriff's department and at his funeral business.

The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports that 53-year-old Jeffrey Paul of Canastota pleaded guilty in the town of Lenox court to two misdemeanor counts of second-degree offering to file a false instrument.

Paul retired as police chief in the village of Chittenango and resigned as a part-time Madison County deputy after he was charged in March with two felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.

Authorities said Paul claimed pay for working at overlapping times in the law enforcement jobs and for his funeral home.

He agreed to a plea bargain Tuesday.

Chittenango is 14 miles east of Syracuse.

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