A plea bargain has been reached in the case of the former police chief in the Village of Chittenango, who stood accused of faking time sheeting and bilking taxpayers out of thousands.
Jeffrey Paul was arrested last month and he's now agreed to a deal with the District Attorney's Office. Paul has agreed to pay 15 thousand dollars in restitution and he's also agreed to never seek work in law enforcement again. Paul avoids any jail time with this plea baragin.
Paul was arrested in March after a lengthy investigation by the Madison County Sheriffs department- where he also worked as a deputy. They noticed discrepencies in his time sheets- claiming to be in two places at once.
In some instances, Paul claimed to be on the job as a cop, but was also working as his family's funeral home business at the same time.
The Village has appointed a new police chief to replace Paul this week. Fred Corey is now the new chief of the department.