503 KAR 5:110. Suspension or termination of salary supplement funds; criminal penalties.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 15.450(2), 15.990

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15.450(1)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation expands on the suspension or termination authority given the Justice Secretary by KRS 15.450(2) and on the criminal penalties provided by KRS 15.990 for fraudulent activity in regard to the Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund.

 

      Section 1. Suspension or Termination of Salary Supplement Funds. (1) Under KRS 15.450(2), the secretary or his designated representative shall have the authority to withhold or terminate the disbursement of salary supplement funds to any local unit that fails to comply with the requirements of KRS 15.410 to 15.510 or these administrative regulations.

      (2) Suspension or termination of salary supplement funds and the return of all funds involved may also result from a local unit knowingly furnishing false information required by KRS 15.410 to 15.510 or these administrative regulations.

 

      Section 2. Criminal Penalties. KRS 15.990 provides that any person who knowingly or willfully makes any false or fraudulent statement or representation in any record, report, or application to the council, department, or other agency of the cabinet under KRS 15.410 to 15.510 shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500, or imprisoned for not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days, or both. This statute may be used to prosecute a police chief, mayor, city manager, city clerk or anyone else who fraudulently receives, or attempts to receive, salary supplement funds for a local unit. (11 Ky.R. 1550; Am. 1780; eff. 5-14-85.)