On Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Jeffrey T. Taylor was arrested by CMPD detectives and charged with obtaining property by false pretense.
The charges stemmed from a criminal investigation which concluded Taylor falsified time sheets while working secondary, off-duty employment from October 2012 to January 2013 at the Arboretum Shopping Center in south Charlotte.
Taylor turned himself in to detectives Wednesday. He's been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending a criminal and internal investigation.
Taylor was hired by the CMPD on April 26, 1989. He was assigned to the Metro Division and worked as a school resource officer at Phillip O. Berry High School.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney D. Monroe released the following statement: "The actions of this officer do not reflect the character of the dedicated men and women that wear the badge of the CMPD with honor.
"The public deserves to know that the officers sworn to protect our community are of the highest integrity. We will continue to hold our officers to the highest standards and accountable for their actions."