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TIME AND ATTENDANCE FRAUD

June 5, 2017  |  Investigative Summaries

We initiated an investigation into allegations that an Amtrak (the company) supervisor and subordinate employees committed time and attendance fraud by claiming and receiving pay for unworked regular and overtime hours. We found that the supervisor fraudulently claimed 27.75 regular hours and 192.25 overtime hours, resulting in a loss of more than $20,000 for the company. The supervisor was arrested on July 19, 2016 and charged with theft of government property. On January 13, 2017, the supervisor pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and was sentenced on May 19, 2017 to 36 months of probation. In addition, the supervisor was ordered to pay the company $20,346.26. in restitution. The supervisor resigned in February 2017.

As a result of this investigation, we also investigated six of the supervisor’s subordinates for time and attendance fraud. Two of these employees resigned from the company in December 2016 prior to their scheduled administrative hearings; two others were terminated in May 2017 as a result of their administrative hearings; and the two others were terminated on June 5, 2017 as a result of their administrative hearings.

Tracking Number
OIG-WS-2017-305