Massachusetts Cop Pleads Guilty to Pocketing $11,000 for Hours He Didn’t Work

This sort of thing happens all the time in all parts of government.

(From Reason)

As United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling told WCVB, “Sweeney concealed his fraud by submitting fraudulent citations designed to create the appearance that he had worked overtime hours that he had not, and falsely claimed in MSP paperwork and payroll entries that he had worked the entirety of his overtime shifts.”

Of the $249,407 Sweeny received in 2015, overtime pay accounted for $111,808 of it. Of the $218,512 he earned in 2016, overtime pay made up $95,895.