Brockton: Former cop released from jail after paying alimony

A former Brockton police officer who was cleared in a pension-boosting case has been released from jail after his ex-wife was paid nearly $14,000 in alimony that authorities say he owed her.

Charles Lincoln was released on Friday after spending one night behind bars. The 70-year-old Middleborough resident said his ex-wife signed an affidavit in 2007 that she was not owed any alimony. But his wife counters that he owes her a court-ordered $33,000.

Lincoln came under fire for working for the Brockton Police Department and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department simultaneously for three years to amass a $140,000 state pension. Records show he called in sick more than 100 times. He was acquitted of federal mail fraud charges and cleared of state ethics charges.

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