Former West Haven Police Officer Charged With 87 Counts of Forgery

The former public information officer for the West Haven police department has been arrested and charged with 87 counts of forgery after an investigation into allegations of falsified overtime slips.

State police arrested 49-year-old David Tamarro, of West Haven, Wednesday and charged him with 87 counts of second-degree forgery.

State police said they started investigating in February when the Milford State’s Attorney’s Office asked that they investigate allegations that Tammaro falsified hours on overtime slips and forged the signatures of supervisors over a timespan of several years.

Tamarro was the public information officer and also supervised the school resource officer program, the community resource officer program.

The person who filed the complaint claimed that Tamarro took advantage of his position as public information officer to be paid overtime for hours he did not work, according to the arrest warrant application.  

Tamarro was suspended with pay on March 1, pending an internal investigation, according to the arrest warrant application. 

Bond was set at $10,000 and he was released.

Tamarro is due in Milford Superior Court on Nov. 13.

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