EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southwestern Illinois police officer has been sentenced to five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to collecting about $60,000 in fraudulent pay by falsifying his time cards. A federal judge also ordered 51-year-old Ricky Perry on Wednesday to repay the money and serve five months of supervised release after he’s released from prison. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the former Alorton police officer had pleaded guilty last September to obtaining funds from Alorton by fraud by falsifying time cards between May 2018 and April of 2021. He admitted receiving $60,346.25 for his false time cards. Perry had also previously been an East St. Louis police officer.