EMPLOYEES RESIGN AFTER PLEADING GUILTY FOR TIMEKEEPING FRAUD
Two Amtrak employees, Narcisse Tsaba, Electrician, and Jean-Jacques Lontchi, Locomotive Inspector, resigned on February 4 and February 12, 2019, respectively. The two employees previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fraud charges in the District of Columbia Superior Court for participating in a fraudulent timekeeping scheme. The former employees inappropriately received pay from both Amtrak and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) by claiming to be at one employer while physically reporting to the other. The Court ordered Tsaba to pay $7,492 in restitution and Lontchi $3,524 in restitution. This joint investigation was conducted with the WMATA Office of Inspector General.