William Fackelman

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Service Record

Elkhart County Indiana Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Salary $76,759 (2021)[1]
Last Known Status Suspended

Incident Reports

2021-2022 Ghost Employment

William Fackelman booking photo
William Fackelman

From November 2021 to March 2022, Donald McQuarie and William Fackelman recorded that they had worked for the department when they were actually working secondary jobs.[2]

On March 7, 2022, a supervisor attempted to find available officers to respond to a crash, and found Fackelman at his off-duty job. Additional investigation revealed Fackelman was double-paid for 67 hours.[2]

Response Timeline

Fackelman was placed on paid suspension.

The Indiana State Police investigated and submitted their report to the County Prosecutor.[3]

McQuarie and Fackelman were charged with ghost employment, a Level 6 felony, and face six months to 2.5 years in jail. Indiana judges can treat the charge as a misdemeanor, which might not involve jail time if convicted.[2]

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