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Former Seymour chief, current captain arrested for ghost employment

Former police chief, current captain arrested for ghost employment in Seymour, Indiana

SEYMOUR, Ind. (WISH) — The former chief of police and a current captain of the Seymour Police Department have been arrested for ghost employment.

Former Seymour Police Department Chief William Abbott and Captain Carl Lamb have been arrested by Indiana State Police. The investigation began in October.

The pair are accused of working for other organizations while on-duty for the Seymour Police Department.

According to investigators, Abbott scheduled off-duty officers to work security at Schneck Medical Center and performed those duties while also working at the police department.

Lamb is accused of being paid by a security company for duties at the same time he was working for the police department. ISP says he worked for K4 Security, scheduling officers to work for the Jeffersonville-based company.

State police say Lamb also co-owned his own security operation, BSafe Tactical, and worked for that company while also on duty for the police department.

They face preliminary charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

They’ve been booked into the Jackson County Jail.