Internal Affairs investigating CMPD for widespread fraud

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by GLENN COUNTS / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on May 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 7:08 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NBC Charlotte has learned there is a major investigation going on at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Sources say that Internal Affairs is looking at a number of officers to make sure there is not widespread off duty timecard fraud.

The investigation follows Wednesday's arrest of 24-year veteran Officer Jeffery Taylor; he's accused of falsifying time sheets which CMPD considers to be fraud.

He's not the only officer to get in trouble over the issue; according to the City Clerk's Office, last week Officer A.J. Brown was cited for termination.

Sources indicate that he only broke department rules and not the law so he was not arrested.

Both men were school resource officers.

Sources say that Internal Affairs is looking at a number of school resource and other officers to make sure there is not a deeper problem within the department.

So far no one from the department will make an official comment about the investigation.

We do not know how many officers are being looked into, but we believe it to be more than 20, perhaps much more.

Taylor was an officer in the Metro Division; Brown worked in the South Division.

Sources say that Brown's alleged wrongdoing was discovered first and that led investigators to Taylor.