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Charlotte officer arrested for falsifying time sheet on off-duty job

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer has been arrested after investigators say he falsified time sheets for a second job that he worked.

According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Officer Michael L. Thompson was arrested on Thursday by CMPD detectives and charged with 8 counts of obtaining property by false pretence.

The charges stem from a criminal investigation which concluded Thompson falsified time sheets while working an off-duty job for the Berewick Homeowners Association.

"The actions of this officer do not reflect the character of the dedicated men and women that wear the badge of the CMPD with honor," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney D. Monroe said. "We will continue to hold officers to the highest standards and accountable for their actions."

Officer Thompson was hired by the CMPD on May 17, 2007 and  was assigned to the Steele Creek Division.

He has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending a criminal and internal investigation.

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