Of­fi­cer ac­cused of fak­ing hours, tick­ets

Santa Fe New Mexican - - LOCAL & REGION -

ALAM­OGORDO — A New Mex­ico State Po­lice of­fi­cer as­signed to the Alam­ogordo area is ac­cused of claim­ing hours he didn’t work and claim­ing to have writ­ten hun­dreds of traf­fic ci­ta­tions that didn’t ex­ist.

The Alam­ogordo Daily News re­ports that a crim­i­nal com­plaint filed Thurs­day ac­cuses 25-yearold Joseph An­drew Gon­za­lez of El Paso of re­ceiv­ing pub­lic money for ser­vices not ren­dered and forgery.

The State Po­lice said it doesn’t tol­er­ate dis­hon­esty, and Gon­za­lez faces dis­ci­pline that could in­clude ter­mi­na­tion.

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