A Kissimmee police officer turned himself into the Osceola County Jail on Wednesday after being accused of logging “off-duty” detail hours and getting paid, but never working those hours, according to a KPD news release.
Officer Plenio Massiah is accused of documenting that he worked an off-duty detail, which the victim paid KPD for, but the department was unable to find any evidence that Massiah physically worked the off-duty detail.
A review of Massiah’s work history discovered that were other off-duty details he claimed to have worked, but according to KPD they couldn’t locate proof that he physically did the work.
An arrest warrant was issued for Massiah for two counts of grand theft and one count of scheme to defraud, all felony charges.
Massiah has been placed on administrative leave without pay, pending the outcome of both investigations while the agency begins its own internal investigation.