Roanoke County Police Officer accused of falsifying time sheets

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ROANOKE CO, Va. (WDBJ7) - A Roanoke County Police Officer has been charged with obtaining money by false pretenses. He's accused of falsifying time sheets.

Steven McChesney, 33, is charged with one count of obtaining more than $200 by false pretenses, and two counts of obtaining more than $500 by false pretenses.

An arrest warrant was served Tuesday afternoon, and Roanoke County officials say McChesney was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond without being jailed.

The internal investigation revealed time that was never worked was put on time sheets. Officials say this went on over a two-year period.

Officials made the discovery in June and McChesney was put on paid administrative leave.

The Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney, Bethany Harrison, has been named the special prosecutor in this case.

Roanoke County officials say McChesney worked for the police department from 2013 to 2015, left briefly, and returned in 2016.

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