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Vt trooper to be charged Friday for doctoring timecard

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Vt. State Police brass have called an overtime scandal within the ranks a betrayal of the badge.

Now, Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan calls that betrayal criminal.

Sgt. James Deeghan will be criminally charged for allegedly doctoring his timesheets to get paid for overtime he did not work. Earlier this week, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Deeghan's overtime pay last year was $56,000. That's nearly twice what a trooper would be expected to earn.

The state's attorney says Deeghan will likely be arraigned Friday. Donovan would not say what charge Deeghan would face. Deeghan has been with the state police for 22 years. The 49-year old resigned Tuesday after being suspended without pay.

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