A lieutenant with the Broward Sheriff’s Office turned himself in Friday after officials said he was moonlighting at other jobs while on the clock.
Eric Wright, 50, is charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud less than $20,000 and 14 counts of grand theft, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities said on at least 10 occasions between August 2010 and May 2011, Wright worked for employers in Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach while he was supposed to be on duty and working his scheduled shift as a lieutenant.
Wright, a 25-year employee of the agency, has been suspended without pay, officials said.
According to the arrest warrant dated June 8, Wright would work shifts at a restaurant in Pompano Beach and a high school in Deerfield Beach.
Wright would also come late to work and leave early, the Broward State Attorney’s Office said.
Wright was released Friday night on $15,000 bond, jail officials said. It wasn’t immediately known if Wright had an attorney.