Prosecutors are investigating whether officers in the Elizabeth Police Department in New Jersey were paid for jobs to which they never showed up, a law enforcement official confirms to NBC 4 New York.
As many as 30 Elizabeth police officers who were assigned to work extra-duty assignments at the city's four senior housing complexes were paid for hours they never worked, News 12 New Jersey first reported, citing police sources.
News 12 New Jersey reports some of the officers paid informants to falsify time records and sign them on and off duty. Some were also paid for hours they never worked, according to the report.
A law enforcement official declined to comment to NBC 4 New York on the specifics of the investigation.
Mayor Christian Bollwage said he would not comment on the case because it is a police personnel matter.
--Brian Thompson contributed to this report.