RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A former Long Island detective sergeant has pleaded guilty to falsifying records in a scheme that netted him nearly half a million dollars in pension funds.
Terrance Hoffman, of Shirley, pleaded guilty Tuesday to permitting falsification of records of the retirement system.
Authorities say he collected $465,000 in illegal pension payments from the state and local Police and Fire Retirement System. They say it happened after Hoffman retired from the Suffolk County police department and took a job with Nassau Community College without notifying the state comptroller. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1qQ8c2y ) says Hoffman earned more than the limit that retirees who re-enter the public employment system can earn without a waiver.
His lawyer says Hoffman will have to pay back the pension funds as part of his sentence set for Sept. 10.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com