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Indicted: Cleveland EMS worker resigns amid scandal, charges

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland EMS employee slapped with charges on Thursday.

Lamar Barnes was indicted on two counts of theft in office and two counts of tampering with records.

County Prosecutor Bill Mason says Barnes, who is an 18-year veteran with Cleveland EMS, was submitting false medical leave documents over a five-year period.

He was given thousands of dollars in medical leave pay that he was not entitled to collect.

19 Action News Investigator Scott Taylor was first to break this exclusive investigation on Thursday. This, after an internal EMS investigation uncovered the scandal.

Barnes has already resigned and remains out of jail at this time.

He's due in court  March 30th.

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