Gary Police officer has been charged with one count of ghost employment
and two of theft, the Indiana State Police said.
to the ISP, on Thursday GPD Officer Jennifer Powell, 36, of Gary, was
charges stem from an investigation that began in January at the request of
the Gary Police Department,” the ISP said. “Powell was working a
full-time job at the Gary Police Department in its Detective Bureau and
was working full-time at the Lake County Jail, in addition to holding a
third job with a local trucking company working security.”
position at the LCJ was recently terminated, the ISP added.
charges against Powell are Class D felonies, punishable by a term of six
months to three years.