Dozens of Phoenix Police officers under investigation

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PHOENIX -- Dozens of Phoenix police officers are being investigating by the department for alleged fraud dating back to 2007.

The officers under investigation are from the South Mountain precinct and are accused of running a scheme to get paid for off-duty work they did not perform.  Phoenix police officers are permitted to work off-duty security jobs while in uniform if they have received prior authorized by the department.

“This is an internal investigation into off-duty allegations of misconduct and we've had the investigation in our professional standards bureau for about three years," said Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department.

The Attorney General's Office also has an active investigation into the claims, which they believe could result in the indictment of at least six current and former police officers.

Police Sgt. Sean Drenth was reportedly one of the officers under investigation. On October 18, Drenth was found lying dead next to his patrol car as a result of a shotgun wound.  The shooting death of Sgt. Drenth is still under investigation.