A former Suffolk County police sergeant who was facing up to seven years in prison was spared jailtime after admitting to falsifying time sheets in order to steal more than $7,000 over a two-year period.
Judge Richard Dunne sentenced Robert Kall on Wednesday to conditional discharge after Kall had pleaded guilty on Nov. 6, 2018 to official misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail. The 50-year-old Shoreham man resigned from the department as a condition of the plea deal. In exchange, prosecutors dropped felony counts of grand larceny, corrupting the government, and falsifying business records punishable by up to seven years in prison.
“Robert Kall’s alleged actions constitute a serious violation of the trust instilled in him by the Suffolk County Police Department and the public he was tasked with protecting and serving,” Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini had said upon Kall’s arrest in 2019.
Kall admitted falsifying police records to indicate that he had worked full shifts when he had not on 12 separate dates between Feb. 3, 2016 and July 17, 2018 resulting him receiving an additional 12 paid days off from work, valued at $7,429.24, to which he was not entitled.
Kall’s absence from work was established “by examining various records, including but not limited to, the cell site records for Kall’s cellular telephone; Kall’s access pass for usage at the Seventh Precinct building; and the Automatic Vehicle Locator … records of Kall’s vehicle,” investigators wrote in court documents.
Kall had worked for the department since 2000 and had been a sergeant since 2014. He was ordered to pay a $200 court surcharge and a $50 fee to submit a DNA sample as part of the plea.