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L.A. County is seeing a spike in deputy-fraud allegations

Jul 18, 2011 10:30:40 PM- latimes.com
Watchdog agency says rise in financial crimes may be linked to overtime cuts, because many had become dependent on the extra income. In one case, a deputy torched his car and sought an insurance payout.

Several Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been entangled in fraud allegations in the last year, a spike that the department's watchdog says may be linked to overtime cuts pushing cash-strapped deputies to commit crimes.

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