By Kent Chapline, Bud Gillett, Jack FInk, & L.P. Phillips, CBSDFW.COM

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy has been indicted for allegedly trying to defraud the government.

Tuesday morning a grand jury indicted Sgt. Derce Kirby on six counts of tampering with a government document with the intent to defraud.

Kirby is accused of writing tickets while on duty as a deputy but claiming he wrote them while working for a grant program the sheriff received.

If convicted on the felony charges, Kirby could go to a state jail.

The grand jury could issue other indictments.

KRLD’s L.P Phillips talked to Sheriff Lupe Valdez:

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