Ex-constable Guilty of Theft for Working Private Security Jobs While on the Clock in Tarrant County

A former Tarrant County constable has been sentenced to five years of probation for taking part in a double-dipping scheme where he collected government paychecks while working private security jobs elsewhere.A jury found Keith Johnson, 51, guilty of theft by a public servant Tuesday morning, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. In addition to probation, Johnson must pay $8,000 in restitution. He had faced up to 10 years in prison.The jury found Johnson not guilty of a count of tampering with government records.A 2017 investigation by KTVT-TV (Channel 11) revealed that some deputies in Precinct 8 worked as security guards at Fiesta and Walmart during their county work hours.  Continue reading...

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