A former police officer has pled guilty to various charges related to faking DUI reports and working overlapping shifts, stealing taxpayer money. Stephen Hall retired last May from the Unified Police Department in Utah. Hall retired in the midst of an internal investigation, prompted by suspicion that he was working grant funded overtime shifts while he was also clocked-in at other jobs. Hall had off-duty security jobs.
Unified police officers have the option to work overtime shifts that are federally and state grant-funded for DUI and underage drinking enforcement. During 2012, Hall reported 27 DUI arrests, 398 citations and 27 vehicle impounds during these overtime shifts. The police records did not match up. Police records only showed 1 DUI arrest and 4 citations.
Over the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Hall was working at his off-duty jobs at the same time he was allegedly working the DUI overtime shifts. Hall was double paid $14,100. He was charged with second degree felony theft by deception and multiple counts of misdemeanor falsification or alteration of government documents. He pled guilty to third degree felony attempted theft by deception and one count of misdemeanor falsification of a government document. He is scheduled for sentencing on June 2. He faces up to 5 years of prison.