July 2, 2019
Former Sheriff’s Deputy in Oklahoma Sentenced for Theft of Federal Funds
On July 2, 2019, Doyle Allen Baker, a former sheriff's deputy in Logan County, Oklahoma, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Oklahoma City, to 60 months of probation, 208 hours of community service, $5,001.06 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment fee.
The investigation revealed that Baker submitted fake citations and warnings to conceal that he either did not work his overtime shifts or left the shifts early. In official paperwork and payroll entries for the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, he falsely claimed that he worked the overtime shifts in their entirety. The overtime compensation was funded by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants to a program that tries to prevent alcohol-impaired driving.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.