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Sergeant accused of time sheet fraud

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Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

A state police sergeant has resigned following allegations that he submitted fraudulent time sheets, according to Vermont State Police.

Sgt. James Deeghan, who has been a state police officer since 1990, was the subject of a press conference held by Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday afternoon.

“In coordination with the governor’s office, the Vermont State Police are spearheading both sides of the investigation, both internally and criminally,” said Stephanie Dasaro, public information officer at the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks, on Wednesday morning.

Deeghan worked out of the Williston barracks as a patrol commander before his resignation.