Former Trooper Charged With Filing False Time Sheets

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 – Scott Wykoff

A former State Trooper is facing charges he submitted false time sheets while he was a trooper, says Attorney General Doug Gansler.

TFC David McKinley Thomas, Jr., 40, has been charged with misconduct in office, following a joint investigation between his Criminal Division and the Internal Affairs Section of the Maryland State Police.

It is alleged that Thomas, while assigned as a trooper at the Forestville Barrack in Prince George’s county, submitted a number of false time sheets over a seven month period claiming overtime payments for hours that he did not work.

In total, it is alleged that he obtained over $5,500 in overtime payments due to his misconduct. When confronted with the MSP Internal Affairs Section’s investigative findings and before the matter was referred to the Attorney General’s Office

Thomas has resigned from the Maryland State Police.

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