Officer in Shooting Hoax Charged With 5 Felonies
LOS ANGELES — Jeffrey Stenroos, a Los Angeles Unified Schools police officer charged with faking his own shooting, was arraigned today. He pleaded not guilty to the indictment handed down on May 12.
The indictment includes two new charges of insurance fraud and planting evidence, but does not include a prior charge of perjury, the Los Angeles Times reports. The officer is now charged with five felonies. He has also been charged with one misdemeanor of falsely reporting an emergency.
Stenroos was charged with insurance fraud for seeking medical treatment at Northridge Medical Center for injuries he never sustained. The weekend following his alleged hoax, he checked himself into the Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita for more treatment.
If convicted, Stenroos faces up to five years and eight months in state prison. His bail is set at $50,000.