2 men indicted in Harrison County accused of falsifying documents while working with SCAD Unit

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Two men are charged in Harrison County, accused of falsifying documentation while working with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office’s Street Crimes and Drug Unit, in 2016.

A grand jury indicted Timothy Rock and Steven Snyder on 28 total charges, including 27 counts of falsifying accounts and one count of conspiracy, according to court documents.  Rock is a former sheriff’s office employee, while Snyder is still with the office.  Snyder is currently on modified duty, according to Sheriff Robert Matheny.

Rock and Snyder are each accused of falsifying, altering and/or modifying documentation of various payments.  Among other allegations, the documents referenced false documentation of payments to confidential informants; purchases of controlled substances, including an amount that differed from an amount listed in a criminal complaint and cannot be verified as having occurred; payment to a confidential informant for information related to the execution of a search warrant, which cannot be verified as having been carried out; payments to confidential informants referencing incidents that cannot be confirmed as having occurred; and altering the documentation of payments made to confidential informants and a payment made to purchase a controlled substance by increasing the amounts paid, according to the indictments.

The documented payments ranged from $30 to $400, according to court documents.

In the conspiracy charge, Rock and Snyder are accused of creating fraudulent vouchers for the purpose of creating a book of accounting so as to conceal the true state of the account, according to the indictment.

Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney Perri DeChristopher is handling the case as a special prosecutor.

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