Douglas R. Cole, 47, is facing charges for theft by deception, official misconduct, engaging in a pattern of official misconduct, and tampering with public records or information.
According to the prosecutor's office, between Dec. 5, 2011 and July 19, 2012, Cole allegedly filed vouchers for payment on work that he never performed for 17 different jobs while working for the borough. He received a total of $4,920.30 in monetary compensation for the vouchers, the prosecutor's office said.
Cole, a 24-year veteran of the force, is also alleged to have collected more than $200 for 16 of the 17 jobs he claimed to have been working, which established an official pattern of misconduct, according to the prosecutor's office.
Cole surrendered to police on Oct. 11, 2012, and was released on his own recognizance. He was suspended from duty pending the outcome of the case.