WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Wichita, Kansas, police lieutenant is charged in federal court with making fraudulent reports so she would be paid for working a part-time job while on duty.
Heather D. Bachman faces seven wire-fraud counts and one count of making a false statement to a federal investigator.
Bachman is accused of defrauding the Wichita Police Department by working part time for Orion Security Services while on duty and being paid by the department. The city says she has been suspended without pay.
Prosecutors allege Bachman made a claim for mileage with Orion, even though she used a Wichita police patrol car. She also is alleged to have electronically filed a state tax return that didn’t accurately report part-time earnings.
A message left Tuesday with Bachman’s attorney, Cyd Gilman, wasn’t immediately returned.