BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)— A former Boston Police officer has plead guilty to charges in connection with the overtime fraud investigation at the Boston Police Department's evidence warehouse, according to the Department of Justice.
Thomas Nee, 64, plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft and one count of embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds. He is the 15th Boston Police officer to have charged in this overtime fraud scheme and the ninth to plead guilty.
Nee is the former head of the Boston Police Patrolman's Association.
From 2015-2019, Nee allegedly submitted false and fraudulent overtime slips for overtime hours he did work while employed at the evidence warehouse. Nee reportedly collected $16,642 in overtime pay for shifts where he either left early.
The two shifts Nee allegedly filed false overtime slips for were the "purge" shift and "kiosk" shift, both of which involved him disposing of old and unneeded evidence.
Charges of embezzlement from an agency with federal funding can carry of sentence of up to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release. His plea gearing has not yet been scheduled.