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      Ex-Chittenango Chief of Police admits to double dipping time sheets

      The former Chittenango Chief of Police has agreed to pay $15,000 restitution after admitting he cheated on time sheets while also working for the sheriff's department and at his funeral business.

      The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports that 53-year-old Jeffrey Paul of Canastota pleaded guilty in the town of Lenox court to two misdemeanor counts of second-degree offering to file a false instrument.

      Paul retired as police chief in the village of Chittenango and resigned as a part-time Madison County deputy after he was charged in March with two felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.

      Authorities said Paul claimed pay for working at overlapping times in the law enforcement jobs and for his funeral home.

      He agreed to a plea bargain Tuesday.

      The Village Board voted to hire Fred Corey as the new head of the department earlier this week.