ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- An Atlantic City police officer has been convicted of charges that he improperly made thousands of dollars through a program intended to help the community.

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The Press of Atlantic City reports Mike Jones paid just 20 percent of the normal rent at Stanley Homes Village, where he was supposed to reside as part of a live-in police officer program.

The state claimed Jones rented out the apartment and instead lived five blocks away. They say he made more than $95,000 and didn't report it on his taxes.

Jones faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced June 17.

Jones was convicted of official misconduct, theft by deception and tax charges.

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