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Gary PD officer charged with holding ghost job

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A Gary Police officer has been charged with one count of ghost employment and two of theft, the Indiana State Police said.

According to the ISP, on Thursday GPD Officer Jennifer Powell, 36, of Gary, was formally charged.

“These 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.”

Powell’s position at the LCJ was recently terminated, the ISP added.

All charges against Powell are Class D felonies, punishable by a term of six months to three years.




Posted 4/5/2013