Lansing, Michigan. – A longtime Monroe County Sheriff’s Office official is charged with a felony for allegedly falsifying overtime documents.
MCSO Major Jeffrey Kemp appealed on Friday and was prosecuted on two counts of misconduct, five-year felony counts; and two counts of false claims, one year of misdemeanor.
An anonymous complaint has led to an investigation by federal and state agencies into the misuse of FEMA funds, according to Michigan Attorney General’s Office. The funds were donated to MCSO as part of Operation Stone Garden to pay for overtime costs in border protection operations.
Kemp allegedly falsified documents to show involvement in maritime patrol changes to receive overtime, but did not actually participate in the changes.
Authorities say Kemp received about $ 900 in illegal overtime payments.
The Michigan Attorney General’s Department received the case in September 2021 for evaluation.
A preliminary hearing for Kemp is scheduled for April 28.