A clerk in the detective unit at the District A-1 station downtown was arrested on federal charges yesterday for allegedly forging her supervisors' signatures on overtime slips for time she didn't actually work, the US Attorney's office reports.
Marilyn Golisano, 68, was indicted on one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds, six counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft for overtime slips she put in between 2017 and 2019, the US Attorney's office reports.
Golisano is the latest BPD employee to face federal overtime charges. In September, nine current and former BPD officers at the department evidence warehouse in Hyde Park were charged with putting in for overtime they didn't work.
According to her indictment, Golisano earned a total of $29,184 in overtime she didn't deserve in 2017 and 2018.
Supervisor A reviewed hundreds of Overtime Slips submitted by Golisano during the period of at least 2017 through early 2019 and identified dozens of Overtime Slips where his signature had been forged.
Two other supervisors who reviewed her slips also found their signatures forged on "several" overtime slips, the indictment adds.
For at least two of the slips, Investigators used location data from Golisano's phone to place her in Melrose or Wakefield at times when she signed slips that she was hard at work at the Sudbury Street police station, according to the indictment.
The feds were able to charge her with wire fraud because BPD's payroll is processed through a Citizens Bank office across state lines in Providence, which would then transfer overtime pay to Golisano's account at the East Boston Savings Bank. The charge of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds comes because BPD receives more than $10,000 a year in federal money.
Golisano indictment (1.4M PDF).