Toledo Police sergeant could face theft charges

An internal investigation within the Toledo Police Department has revealed that a command officer drew hourly wages from a public agency at the same time he claimed to be working for the police force.

Sgt. Ova Tate, 54, a 24-year veteran of the Toledo Police force, has been put on restricted duty after officials determined he had been drawing wages from the Toledo Police Department and Toledo Public Schools for the same billable hours. According to investigators, Tate was earning over $30 for each hour billed to TPD, while also earning over $23 for the same hours billed to TPS.

Since an investigation into Tate's billings began, the sergeant has been taken off all projects within TPS. Toledo Police officials say that their investigation into the accusations against Tate continue and no charges have been filed.