Former Appleton Police Officer found guilty on forgery and misconduct charges

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A former Appleton Police Officer was back in Outagamie County Court on Tuesday for a plea and sentencing hearing related to forgery and misconduct charges.

While working as an officer, 37-year-old Jeremy R. Haney forged the signatures of a judge and an assistant district attorney during a large-scale drug investigation.

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Haney pleaded no contest to the charges, and the judge found him guilty of felony misconduct in office. Both the prosecution and defense asked for no jail time, although Haney will have to pay a $500 fine and write letters of apology to the victims.

The felony charge means Haney will no longer be able to serve as a police officer, possess a firearm, or vote in elections.

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