Former Dallas County Deputies Suspended for Altering Government Documents
On March 18, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suspended and proposed debarment of Sherman McIntyre and Derce Kirby, former Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs, following their guilty pleas for fraud related to the falsification of overtime worksheets on NHTSA Safety Grants.
In October 2013, McIntyre and Kirby were sentenced separately in Dallas County Criminal Court, Dallas, Texas, to twelve months of community supervision and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for tampering with governmental records. They were also ordered to surrender their Texas police officer’s licenses.
McIntyre and Kirby were two of three deputies indicted in Dallas County for submitting overtime reimbursement requests containing false information as to the times worked and the number of traffic citations issued. The falsifications occurred in 2009, 2010 and 2011 while they were working overtime under the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, which was funded through a NHTSA grant. During this investigation, Dallas County has repaid $214,030 in ineligible costs to NHTSA.
We conducted this investigation jointly with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.