- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Montgomery County police officer has pleaded guilty to perjury and workers’ compensation fraud.

Maryland’s state prosecutor’s office says 40-year-old Gilbert Payne of Baltimore entered the pleas Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Authorities say Payne left the Baltimore Police Department in 2007 on a full disability pension. They say he testified under oath in a 2008 workers’ compensation hearing that he was unemployed and hadn’t been employed since he retired from the department.

Prosecutors say, in fact, Payne was working as a Towson University police officer. As a result, prosecutors say Payne got more than $30,000 in workers’ compensation payments.

Payne was sentenced to probation, ordered to perform 300 hours of community service and to pay restitution.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide