A Broward Sheriff's Office lieutenant has been arrested on a single count of fraud and 14 counts of grand theft related to special off-duty detail work assignments.
Lt. Eric Wright, a night-shift lieutenant assigned to the city of Weston, was charged with one count of Organized Scheme to Defraud less than $20,000, and 14 counts of Grand Theft.
He is accused of 'double dipping,' or working special off-duty details for private companies while he was getting paid, his regular salary and was supposed to be on his regular job.
Wright was BSO’s was assigned to work as a supervisor in Weston for 10-hour shifts, four days a week, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Broward Sheriff's Office and Broward State Attorney's Office conducted the investigation for more than year. They allege that on at least 10 occasions between August 2010 through May 2011 Wright committed the offenses.
On two of those days he actually worked two special details in Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach per day during the time of his regularly scheduled Weston shift.
Even when not working special details in other cities, Wright failed to perform his duties by arriving late for work in Weston and/or leaving early, investigators determined.
In each instance, Wright did not have an excused absence, nor did he submit leave requests to compensate for the time spent not working.
If convicted on all counts he faces up to 75 years in prison.
* Picture above is Lt. Eric Wright