Amtrak Supervisors Charged In Connection With Separate Overbilling Of Work Hours Schemes

July 19, 2016 |  Investigations Press Release

Two Amtrak supervisors were charged today with overbilling Amtrak a combined total of more than 800 overtime hours and more than 60 regular hours they claimed to be working when they were actually not present at Amtrak work sites, causing $92,000 in losses to Amtrak, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Richard Vogel, 63, of Edison, New Jersey, and Donald Harper, Sr., 46, of Somerset, New Jersey, were arrested this morning by federal agents and charged in separate criminal complaints with defrauding Amtrak as a result of their fraudulent overbilling of work hours. Both are scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court.

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