(A)   The Board of Trustees shall have the power to examine into the facts on which any pension shall have been granted under any prior or existing law, or shall hereafter be granted or obtained erroneously, fraudulently, or illegally for any reason. The Board is empowered to purge the pension rolls of any person granted a pension under prior or existing law or hereafter granted under this section, if it is found to be erroneous, fraudulent, or illegal for any reason; and to re-classify any pensioner who has heretofore under any prior or existing law, or who shall hereafter under this section, be erroneously, improperly, or illegally classified.
   (B)   It is unlawful for a person to willfully and knowingly make, or cause to be made, or to assist, conspire with, or urge another to make, or cause to be made, any false, fraudulent, or misleading oral or written statement or withhold or conceal material information to obtain any benefit payable hereunder. A person who violates the foregoing commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in F.S. §§ 775.082 or 775.083. In addition to any applicable criminal penalty, upon conviction for a violation as set forth above, a participant or beneficiary hereunder may, in the discretion of the Board of Trustees, be required to forfeit the right to receive any or all benefits to which the person would otherwise be entitled. For the purposes hereof, “CONVICTION” means a determination of guilty that is the result of a plea or trial, regardless of whether the adjudication is withheld.
('58 Code, § 11.70) (Ord.72-59, passed 8-15-72; Am. Ord. 73-11, passed 1-3-73; Am. Ord. 2000-73, passed 9-12-00)