TRUMBULL CO. Ex-deputy indicted on two charges
The former deputy is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony charges May 11.
By PEGGY SINKOVICH
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF
WARREN -- A former Trumbull County deputy sheriff has been indicted on two felony theft-in-office charges.
Dennis Day, 47, of Alva N.W., Warren, was indicted on the charges Thursday. He is scheduled to be arraigned May 11.
Sheriff Thomas Altiere said he could not comment on the charges. He said Day, who worked for the department for 25 years, was fired in June 2000.
The sheriff has said that Day was scheduled to work for the sheriff's department during the day but was also providing off-duty security work for Bristol High School in the afternoon.
The sheriff noted that Day was getting overlapping pay from the sheriff's department and the school for one hour each day.
Day was originally charged in October with 11 charges of theft in office. Day has pleaded innocent to the charges in municipal court. In December he waived his right to a preliminary hearing and had the case sent to the grand jury.
Prosecutors could not be reached to comment Thursday as to why Day is now facing only two charges of theft in office and why the single indictments mention multiple events.
Dates involved: According to the indictments, the first charge of theft in office states the acts took place April 18, 1999, through May 29, 1999; the second count states the acts took place from Sept. 5, 1999, to Feb. 20, 2000.
The sheriff has noted that this is the second time he had trouble with Day's doing part-time work while on duty for the sheriff's department.
The Trumbull County Prosecutor's Office decided in 1998 that no criminal act took place when Day worked private security for a department store while on duty for the sheriff's department.
Prosecutors said at that time that Day was scheduled to start a 10-hour shift for the county at 2 p.m. but instead would start when he got off work at Dillard's Department Store. But he would still work his 10 hours, officials said.
Day was suspended for 60 days without pay in that case, Altiere said.