Criminal Justice

Former Policeman Sentenced for “Double Dipping”

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August 2, 2013 — United States Attorney David Capp’s office says a former East Chicago police officer will serve his jail term at home for “double dipping.”

Capp’s office said today that 42-year-old Shawn Pitts has an eight-month home detention sentence, along with two years of supervised release, for felony mail fraud. It says Pitts, now in McKinney, Texas, was an East Chicago Police Officer from 1997 to 2011.

Capp’s office says Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano sentenced Pitts for his “guilty” plea to mail fraud after he was caught “’double-dipping.’ Pitts would claim to be working two jobs at the same time on many days.”

This case came from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.


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