Sanford cop arrested, accused of lying on time sheets

Sanford police on Thursday arrested one of their own, Jason Bunch, on charges he filled out false time sheets for the city and on moonlighting jobs.Bunch, 34, of Orlando, a four-year department veteran, was being held in the Seminole County Jail on $300,000...

Sanford cop arrested, accused of lying on time sheets

Sanford police on Thursday arrested one of their own, Jason Bunch, on charges he filled out false time sheets for the city and on moonlighting jobs.

Bunch, 34, of Orlando, a four-year department veteran, was being held in the Seminole County Jail on $300,000 bond.

He’s accused of cheating the city and private companies out of a combined $8,000.

According to the Sanford Police Department, he falsified 99 records, including vendor forms, computer event screens and time sheets.

Sometimes, according to the agency, he double-dipped, reporting he was on the job for the city while he also reported he was on the clock, handling security for a private contractor.

He also sometimes simply went home in the middle of a shift and reported that he had worked a full day, the department said.

Bunch was placed on paid leave in November, when the agency began its investigation. He resigned Monday.

A woman who answered a phone listed to his wife would not comment Thursday evening.

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