Three Former MBTA Police Officers Facing Charges Of Salary Fraud

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Three former MBTA police officers are facing charges of salary fraud after allegedly receiving thousands of dollars for overtime and regular hours they did not work.

According to Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins office, former Transit Police Lt. Kenneth Berg, Sgt. Michael Adamson, and Sgt. Jason Morris are each charged with one count of larceny of more than $250 by a single scheme.

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Each of the three officers is charged with either leaving their shifts early or not being there at all -- accused of collecting more than $14,000 in pay they did not earn.

The investigation first began in 2015 when the Transit Police Department received an anonymous tip regarding one of the officer's "repeated absences or early departure."

Berg resigned from the department in 2017, Adamson resigned in 2018, and Morris was terminated by the department as a result of his fraud allegations.

“Members of law enforcement are, and should be, held to a higher standard," DA Rollins said. "When an officer of the law commits a criminal act, it strikes at the very heart of our criminal legal system."

Each member of the group is expected to be arraigned in the Central Division of Boston Municipal Court on July 20.

WBZ's Art Cohen (@artcohenboston) reports:

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