LMPD officer accused of double-billing the city | News
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department is off the job and facing charges, accused of double billing the city for time on the job.
Michael Miller, 39, was arraigned on Monday.
According to prosecutors, Miller worked a side job at the Bellamy Student Apartments in Louisville while telling his bosses at Metro Police that he'd been called back to military duty.
Prosecutors said in September, Miller gave LMPD forged military orders and kept getting paid by the city while he was on military leave.
They also said that on other occasions, Miller's employers at Bellamy Student Apartments believed Miller was working for them when he was really on the job at LMPD.
Attorney Brian Butler represents Miller, who has pleaded not guilty. Butler said the officer looks forward to defending himself.
"Obviously, he's disturbed by the allegations," Butler said. "He loved being a police officer and he can't do that until this thing is resolved."
Prosecutors said that over the course of the year, Miller double-billed around 200 hours worth of work, amounting to several thousand dollars.
Miller faces forgery and theft by deception charges. He is on administrative leave from the department.
A Metro Police spokesperson said the department could not comment any further about the case.
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