BOSTON (CBS) — An eighth Boston Police officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges connected to an overtime fraud scheme at the department’s evidence warehouse.
Craig Smalls, 55, of Roxbury, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit theft from a program receiving federal funds and embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds.READ MORE: Service Resumes On Green Line Hours After Trains Crash In Boston
Smalls submitted false overtime slips for hours that he didn’t work, collecting about $16,252 between March 2015 and September 2016.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Bicyclist Hit And Killed By Pickup Truck In Ipswich
According to prosecutors, Smalls left shifts early and then submitted false paperwork. On some occasions, he worked three to four hours on a shift that was supposed to last over eight hours.
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His sentencing is scheduled for October.