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Former Tangipahoa sheriff's captain gets 1 year for payroll fraud

Posted at 6:52 PM, Nov 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-13 19:52:11-05

NEW ORLEANS — A former captain in the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for a payroll fraud scheme.

Kevin Stimage pleaded guilty in May to theft from programs receiving federal funds.

News outlets reported Stimage claimed to have worked 40 hours each week at the sheriff's office and at an off-duty work detail at a car dealership in addition to 30 hours per week at an off-duty work detail at an apartment complex for a total of 110 hours per week.

But, in reality, authorities said he worked only a fraction of the claimed hours. U.S. District Judge Wendy B. Vitter sentenced the 45-year-old on Tuesday and ordered him to repay $241,086 in restitution.

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