- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) - A police officer in South Carolina is accused of fraudulently collecting about $7,500 in overtime pay for training he did not attend.

The State Law Enforcement Division announced Thursday that 40-year-old Bamberg police officer Corey Bamberg is charged with misconduct in office. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

An affidavit attached to Bamberg’s arrest warrant accuses him of falsely recording that he worked 311 hours in police canine training in 2015 and 2016. The training was required for him to keep his assigned police dog. An investigation determined he never showed up for the training. The overtime was paid at $24 an hour.

The state attorney general’s office is prosecuting the case. Court records do not list an attorney for Bamberg.

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