9 Boston officers arrested, allegedly conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime

6 officers have since retired

BOSTON, MASS (WLNE) –  Nine Boston Police officers were arrested for allegedly conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime, according to the FBI.

The officers, assigned to the Evidence Control Unit were taken into custody at their homes.

According to the FBI, the officers were conspiring to steal over $200,000 in overtime.

“As law enforcement officers, we have a tremendous responsibility to the public we serve, and therefore must be held to the highest standards of trust and integrity. These police officers are accused of breaking that trust by conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars to increase their paychecks,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.

“They are the anomaly from the honest and hard-working men and women of the BPD. We’d like to thank Commissioner Gross and his department for their invaluable assistance in putting an end to this systemic practice and helping us root out these individuals who we believe decided to take advantage of their positions for their own personal gain”, he continued.

Six of the nine officers have retired.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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