BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore Department of Transportation employee was suspended for 28 days without pay after they filed a false overtime claim last summer.
The city’s Office of the Inspector General received a tip on their hotline about a DOT employee that was paid for overtime that was not worked.READ MORE: Simone Biles Looks To Focus On Herself; Tokyo Olympics Created Unique Stress, Doctor Says
OIG learned that the employee was paid for an hour of overtime each day over an eight-day period between July 15 and July 24. This was during the two-week period when a large sinkhole opened up near Camden Yards.
The employee stated they worked overtime from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m., but OIG learned that the employee didn’t actually start working until 6 a.m.READ MORE: Greenbelt Man Thomas Connally Charged For Threatening Life Of Dr. Anthony Fauci & Dr. Francis Collins
OIG used data from the employee’s vehicle and well as a review of entry data into the building where they were assigned, showed no work activity before 6 a.m.
The employee’s supervisors signed off on the overtime without verifying the hours worked.MORE NEWS: Video Shows Ryan LeRoux Moving In Car Before Montgomery County Police Fatally Shot Him In McDonald's Drive Thru
The employee was suspended for 28 days without pay, and the supervisors were also disciplined.