SFPD officer charged with overtime fraud, booked into County Jail

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A San Francisco police officer was booked into County Jail on Monday for overtime fraud, according to the department.

Dean K. Lee, 41, turned himself in and was booked on four felony counts of defrauding a government agency and one felony count of theft, police said. It is unclear when the alleged crimes occurred.

Lee, a 15-year veteran and Daly City resident, was last assigned to the operations division. He has been placed on unpaid suspension.

No mugshot was available Monday. Lee’s bail is set at $50,000, according to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

“The public’s trust is of the utmost importance to the members of the SFPD and the Department will continue to work hard to build and maintain this trust,” said a department statement on the case. “As San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Chief [Greg] Suhr have emphasized, Department members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any behavior that might bring dishonor to the Police Department and the City of San Francisco.”

During an April press conference, Chief Suhr said the department’s Internal Affairs Division initiated an investigation of an officer for allegations of overtime fraud, according to SFPD.

The District Attorney’s Office was credited as participating in the internal investigation.

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