U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced Thursday a Jersey City law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to receiving compensation from Jersey City for off-duty work that he did not perform.
Fifty-three-year-old David Ortmann of Carlstadt, New Jersey admitted to conspiring with a Jersey City law enforcement officer who was authorized to assign off-duty work from July 2015 through May 2016. Ortmann consented to letting the officer submit bogus vouchers to Jersey City for off-duty assignments, resulting in Ortmann being compensated for work he never performed, according to the news release.
Ortmann was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud, which carries a maximum five-year prison sentence and $250,000 fine. He must also forfeit $12,617. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 3, 2018.