CLEVELAND -- Thirteen Cleveland firefighters indicted last week by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on felony theft in office charges have now been suspended without pay until the completion of the court cases.
The move is established city policy.
All 13 waived their rights to a pre-disciplinary hearing set for today and have accepted the suspensions, according to a written release from the city.
The charges are the result of a series of internal audits into Cleveland Fire payroll activities including the practice of internal shift trades.
The grand jury indicted the firefighters for theft in office and soliciting and receiving improper compensation.