BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Ethics Commission says a former sheriff's deputy violated the state ethics law by falsifying time cards last year.
Baldwin County District Attorney Bob Wilters told WALA-TV the ruling could force former Sgt. Carl Griffith to repay more than $7,500.
Sheriff Huey Mack said earlier his office's internal investigation found Griffith said he was working for the sheriff's office when he was working a second job, or was not working at all.
The Ethics Commission voted Aug. 1 that Griffith committed a "minor violation" of the ethics law, and that the case should be handled administratively and turned over to Wilters' office.
The prosecutor said the ethics commission also recommended that Griffith be fined $1,000.
The station reported Griffith's attorney did not respond to messages.