By Associated Press - Saturday, October 17, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland state corrections officer has been accused of faking tens of thousands of dollars in overtime, the state attorney general said this week.

Lt. Brent Spooner, 42, of Severn was indicted Oct. 9 by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on theft charges, The Capital Gazette reported.

Spooner worked as the supervisor of a firearms range at the state corrections complex in Jessup. On his timesheet, Spooner would falsely claim approximately 80 hours of overtime each pay period, stealing about $74,000 total, according to a news release from Attorney General Brian Frosh.

During times when he falsely claimed to be working overtime in a surveillance tower, Spooner was observed to be at home, running errands, walking his dog, and other personal activities, according to the news release.

Spooner was arrested Monday and released on $25,000 bail. No attorney was listed as representing for him in court records, and he could not be reached for comment by the newspaper.

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