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Prosecutor: Five Maryland Corrections officers allegedly made $380k in fraudulent overtime

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 09:36:12-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Five Maryland Corrections officers have been indicted in connection to an alleged overtime theft scheme.

According to the State Prosecutor's Office, Kimberly Brown, Erica Byrd, Dephany McKnight, Syreeta Saunders, and Sharonda Stokes each falsely documented extra hours they did not actually work.

The five reportedly exploited a flaw in the agency's Workday system, enabling them to modify their hours without authorization.

In total the fraudulent overtime cost the state $380,000.00.

McKnight and Stokes have pleaded guilty and received suspended five-year prison sentences with probation.

Each was ordered to pay back the money they stole in restitution.