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Former Jasper Police Captain Arrested

By: WCTV Eyewitness News Email
By: WCTV Eyewitness News Email
James Michael Cohen | Arrested

James Michael Cohen | Arrested

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 18, 2013, 2pm

Jasper, FL -- 54-year-old James Michael Cohen, a former Jasper Police Captain, was arrested on Monday. He’s charged with one count of official misconduct, one count of grand theft, and one count of cheating.

Cohen resigned from the police department on November 15th this year.

According to police records, Cohen between, on or about, Oct. 10 and Nov. 12, 2013, unlawfully and with a corrupt intent to obtain benefit to himself, received unearned payment of funds from the city of Jasper for hours of unperformed police duties by falsifying official time report documents.

He also faces a charge of grand theft III for obtaining that payment of at least $300 but less than $5,000.

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