- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Tucson Fire Department paramedic is accused of fraudulently collecting on overtime pay.

Fire Department officials asked police to investigate alleged inconsistencies in paramedic Herbert Oxnam’s work record between May and August of 2013.

It was unclear Friday if Oxnam has a lawyer yet.

The investigation was turned over to the State Attorney General and Oxnam was indicted on Dec. 8 on four counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices.

The grand jury charging summary states Oxnam allegedly paid four paramedics up to $200 apiece to call in sick so he could cover for them and collect overtime shifts.

That led to the city paying the department twice. Tucson had to pay sick leave to the paramedic who was not actually sick, in addition to covering Oxnam’s overtime pay.

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