San Jose police officers have been working around the clock to combat an uptick in crime as the numbers of officers diminish. But one officer worked enough that the hours just didn’t seem to add up.
Officer Jeffery Enslen, 45, was booked for one count of felony grand theft Thursday, according to the Mercury News. SJPD’s department of Criminal Investigation Detail recently completed a 9-month investigation into time sheet fraud and presented the findings to the Santa Clara County District Attorney Office.
Enslen was reportedly booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and placed on paid administrative leave from the department.
The arrest comes during a tumultuous time for the SJPD. Just in the past few months the department has been under scrutiny for a spike in homicides, an unusually high number of officers claiming disability to avoid paying federal and state taxes on their pensions and a police chief who is on his way out the door.