McFarland cop indicted on felony charges

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McFARLAND, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A McFarland police officer has found himself on the other side of the law.

Officer Allen Brandon Eley, 31 was indicted in Riverside County Superior Court and charged on five felony counts.

Court documents obtained by Eyewitness News show Eley was charged withs three counts of making a false or fraud claim, one count of forged instrument and one count of forged ID card. Eley pleaded "not guilty" to all charges.

The case stems from when Eley was a police officer in the city of Banning in Riverside County. The alleged wrongdoing happened on May 15, 2009, according to the court documents.

Eyewitness News contacted McFarland Police Chief Greg Herrington for a comment. Herrington expressed surprise and said he knew nothing about Eley being under investigation, arrested and charged with five felony counts.

Herrington said he was trying to get further information about the case from the Riverside County District Attorney's office. Eley has since been placed on paid administrative leave with McFarland police, said Herrington.

Eyewitness News is following the story, and will have more on this as more information becomes available.