UPDATE: The city of Athens suspended Fire Department Chief Jim Dyer for three days for falsifying payroll timesheets.

The document that details the suspension says that Dyer instructed Captain Tim Schultz to falsify payroll information for firefighter Casey Moses. 

It also states that additional "willful and/or intentional falsification of hours worked by you and/or your subordinates will be grounds for immediate suspension and/or termination."

PREVIOUS STORY: The Athens Fire Department Chief has been suspended for three days.

Athens City Manager Mitch more said,  “it’s a personnel matter”  dealing with “payroll issues” and he wouldn’t say more than that.

Chief Jim Dyer’s suspension began on Wednesday and will run through Friday.

Dyer's suspension is without pay.