Prosecutor reviews investigation into Cleveland paying deceased crossing guard

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CLEVELAND-- The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing an investigation into a city employee getting paid after dying, the FOX 8 I-Team learned on Monday.

The I-Team revealed in February Cleveland City Hall was doing an internal investigation into claims a school crossing guard died. Yet, the city kept sending out paychecks for that guard and someone cashed the checks.

A police report showed a criminal investigation into theft, telecommunications fraud, and forgery.

The report showed the suspected theft went on from October 2014 to April 2015. According to the police report, "persons unknown falsely endorsed financial documents" and used "electronic means" to cash them.

The county prosecutor's office has been reviewing the city police investigation and asking for more answered.

Cleveland crossing guards get paid $20 a day plus medical benefits.

The case could go to a grand jury for a decision on any criminal charges.

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