Colo. Firefighter Charged in Exam Cheating Case

GREELEY, Colo. --

The Weld County district attorney has filed an official misconduct charge against a Greeley fire lieutenant accused of providing advance copies of a statewide firefighter examination.

Roger Moore, 46, was formally charged with misdemeanor official conduct on Friday, said district attorney spokesman Jennifer Finch.

Greeley Fire Chief Duane McDonald placed Moore on paid leave last month while state officials investigated whether he gave out copies of firefighter certification exams.

McDonald told the Greeley Tribune that Moore gave out old copies of the tests to help firefighters prepare for the exam.

McDonald said the lieutenant worked as a proctor with the state certification program and gave a copy of an old hazardous-materials test to help firefighters study. The chief said he doesn't believe Moore sold the exams.

Colorado Division of Fire Safety officials said they believe the number of firefighters who were given advance copies was no greater than 100. Candidates from multiple jurisdictions may have received copies of the tests.

As a result of the investigation, the state agency temporarily suspended all testing.

Before the testing compromise was discovered, DFS planned to implement a secure online testing system that should prevent any form of cheating, a state official said.

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