Wichita police official accused of fraud over part-time job

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police lieutenant is charged in federal court with making fraudulent reports so she would be paid for working a part-time job while on duty.

Forty-year-old Heather D. Bachman faces seven wire-fraud counts and one count of making a false statement to a federal investigator.

The indictment accuses Bachman of defrauding the Wichita Police Department by working part time for Orion Security Services while on duty and being paid by the department.

A fraud count accuses her of sending an email to Orion making a claim for mileage, although she used a marked Wichita police patrol car. She also is alleged to have electronically filed a state tax return that didn’t accurately report part-time earnings.

A message left Tuesday with Bachman’s attorney, Cyd Gilman, wasn’t immediately returned.


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