Former Illinois police officer sentenced for falsifying time cards | State and Region

EAST STREET. LOUIS — A former Southwestern Illinois police officer was sentenced to five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to collecting about $60,000 in fraudulent pay by falsifying his time cards.

A federal judge also ordered Ricky Perry, 51, on Wednesday to return the money and serve five months of supervised release after his release from prison, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.

The former Alorton police officer pleaded guilty last September to fraudulently obtaining funds from Alorton by falsifying time cards between May 2018 and April 2021. Perry, who had also previously served as an Alorton police officer ‘East St. Louis, admitted to receiving $60,346.25 for its fake Time Cards.

Last year, FBI agents served a federal search warrant at Alorton Town Hall and removed boxes of personal records. According to court records, officers compared Perry’s time cards with GPS records from patrol cars he used after clocking in for duty.

Investigators have identified approximately 4,000 hours of conflict time where Perry traveled outside of Alorton’s jurisdiction, usually to his home in East St. Louis.

According to court records, he parked his patrol car outside his house and sometimes ignored calls from dispatchers, even though he was the only officer on duty.

Embezzling money from a government unit that receives federal funds can result in a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

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