BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A former auto repair technician for the Boston Police Department has agreed to plead guilty to charges of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the department.
Bahram Gharony, 36, of Boston, is accused of engaging in a scheme to defraud the Fleet Management Division of over $260,000 in auto parts, tools, and supplies from 2017 to 2020.
Acting U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Nathaniel R. Mendell said that Gharony allegedly used his position to order parts that he said were for BPD, but were actually sold to make a profit.
Officials said Gharony submitted fraudulent and altered invoices to the department for the parts that he falsely claimed were for the fleet.
If convicted, the charges could bring up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and fine of $250,000.
A plea hearing has not yet been scheduled by the court.
Written by Rachel Armany