The Transit Police department has enhanced oversight and made changes to the procedures of its detail unit as authorities investigate an officer who allegedly paid herself for details she did not perform.
“The allegations are serious and troubling,” Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan said in a statement.
He said the department has launched an internal investigation about the allegations that the officer, who was assigned to the detail unit, was paid for detail work she didn’t do. She has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.
The officer, identified by WBZ-TV as Anne Marie Collins, was in charge of assigning details to other officers. She may have stolen a supervisor’s computer pass codes, according to WBZ.
MacMillan wasn’t sure of the amount of money paid for the work that wasn’t done, but WBZ reported that it could be thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. According to payroll records, Collins’ annual salary is $55,788 and she grossed $118,351 last year. Collins could not be located for comment Thursday.
In the statement, MacMillan said that if the allegations prove true, Collins would be fired and the incident would be referred to prosecutors.