SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A payroll director for the Massachusetts State Police has been charged with larceny for allegedly stealing money from the department.
The Middlesex District Attorney's office says 49-year-old Denise Ezekiel, of Holbrook, was charged Wednesday with larceny of over $250.
Ezekiel is accused of misappropriating more than $23,000 in travel and reimbursement funds as payroll director for the state police.
MassLive.com reports Ezekiel was placed on leave in November according to a list of suspensions obtained by the newspaper in a public records request.
State police spokesman David Procopio confirms the investigation and says Ezekiel's leave is indefinite.Attempts to reach Ezekiel have gone unanswered.
She's scheduled to be arraigned on April 23 in Framingham District Court.
According to state payroll records, Ezekiel was paid more than $80,000 last year.
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