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Retired Glendale Police Officer Accused Of Defrauding Department

Glendale Police Department via Facebook

Glendale police are recommending felony theft charges against a retired police sergeant.

Wence Arevalo has been accused of reckless falsification of time sheets and defrauding the police department out of about $4,000 since 2018.

An investigation discovered Arevalo was simultaneously employed by the Glendale Police Department, Arizona Christian University and Louisiana State University. The station says records from the two colleges indicate Arevalo had lied on his timecard, falsely claiming he was present for duty in Glendale.

The findings were submitted by the police department to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in January.