WEST ORANGE, NJ - Lt. Richard Levens, who was charged with  Third Degree Theft by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office on May 23, has a court appearance scheduled for June 19.

At that time, Levens and his attorney, Charles Sciarra, will answer to the charges leveled against Levens.

In an article published this morning by nj.com, Levens is allegedly charged with falsifying overtime records in the amount of $2,920.75 over a four month period from November 28, 2012 - March 19, 2013. The complaint noted that "he had worked certain hours on duty as a West Orange police officer and extra duty jobs ... knowing that he did not work those hours, or that he only worked a portion of the hours.” 

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Levens, a 24 year veteran of the West Orange Police Department, was set to retire in July.