Parma officer indicted for fraud after incident at Cleveland casino

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Michael Yonek

CLEVELAND– A Parma police officer has been indicted, the FOX 8 I-Team learned on Friday.

Michael Yonek, 42, was charged with identity fraud and obstructing justice.

Court records said the charges stem from an incident at the JACK Cleveland Casino. Yonek is accused of helping a woman use a false identity.

Parma police said Yonek was placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Last year, the FOX 8 I-Team reported Yonek was caught at a home with a woman while on duty. An internal investigation showed he admitted he had fallen asleep for up to 30 minutes.

He received an award in 2014. But his personnel file shows bosses scolded him twice for sleeping on the job back in 2005.

Yonek joined the Parma Police Department in August 1997. He is assigned to the patrol division.

Story updated at 11:45 a.m. for information from the Parma Police Department.

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