A former St. Louis County police officer faces a stealing charge after being accused reporting that he worked overtime when he didn’t actually work.
Michael T. Wood, 38, of unincorporated South County in the Bella Villa area, was charged Friday with felony stealing. He resigned from the county police department Nov. 8. He worked in the North County precinct at 11815 Benham Road.
A St. Louis County Police internal investigation revealed that Wood submitted between 15 hours and 35.5 hours of fraudulent overtime claims between Sept. 14 and Feb. 17.
That would have resulted in an overpayment of between $503 and $1,191, according to the probable cause statement. Police reported that Wood admitted to submitting at least 15 hours of overtime that he did not work.
Bail for Wood was set at $5,000.
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