Santa Fe ordered to give payroll records in probe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A prosecutor has ordered the city of Santa Fe to produce payroll records of a police commander as part of an investigation into possible payroll fraud.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a First Judicial District Court panel sent the request last week in connection to interim Santa Fe Police Captain Jason Wagner.

The subpoena requests a copy of the internal investigation of police into Wagner’s “unauthorized leave/falsification of time sheets.” It also requests his timesheets from Jan. 1, 2013, until he resigned last December amid allegations he lied on his time card.

Santa Fe’s new police chief, Eric Garcia, rehired Wagner in July.

Wagner says the news coverage about his rehiring was unfair.

Garcia says his department will assist the District Attorney’s Office “in every way possible.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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