Harding not paying restitution

Paducah, KY – Former McCracken Deputy Sheriff Benny Harding is under fire for failing to make restitution payments for falsely reporting that he was shot in the line of duty. Harding pleaded guilty in 2007, acknowledging the wound was self-inflicted. The former deputy was released from jail after serving six months of his seven year sentence. His release was contingent on him making monthly restitution payments to an insurance company and the county. Commonwealth Attorney Tim Kaltenbach says his office discovered Harding had failed to make the payments during an extensive review of recent probation cases. Kaltenbach has requested that Harding's probation be revoked. Harding appears in McCracken Circuit Court Friday, where a judge will set a date for a probation revocation hearing.