Former Greeley cop sentenced to jail work release and probation for lying on timecard

GREELEY, Colo. - A former Greeley police officer accused of falsifying his timecard will serve jail time and probation.

The Associated Press and Greeley Tribune report that Shaun Kelly was sentenced to 60 days in jail on work release and two years on supervised probation.

Kelly was accused of stealing $3,000 by submitting false information about the time he had worked. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge.

"I am aware that there are places in both the public and private sectors where it is part of the culture to cheat on your time sheets. That is not the culture of the Greeley Police Department," Chief Jerry Garner said in a quote provided by spokeswoman Sgt. Susan West when the case first came to light.

In April, another former officer accused of cheating on a time card was convicted of misdemeanor theft. Former police Sgt. Ken Mickiewicz was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation and 100 hours of community service.