KCNC-TV reported former Aurora Police Department Detective Craig Appel will not be criminally charged for the inflated overtime claims.
Appel was the lead detective on the July 2012 shooting case in which James Holmes killed 12 people and wounded numerous others inside a theater.
Officials say Appel transitioned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in 2014. Three years later, the agency removed him for fabricating 1,161 overtime hours and billing more than $81,000.
Appel’s government-issued phone contained a tracking device that revealed discrepancies.
Appel decline to comment beyond a written statement saying he has retired.