The former head of a Massachusetts State Police barracks was allegedly cruising in Bermuda when he claimed to be working according to a court filing reported by the Boston Globe.
David Andrade, a former lieutenant was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Friday on charges he collected more than $11,500 worth of paid time off.
Andrade allegedly took days off and submitted claims for 22 holiday compensatory days that he never accrued.
One of the dates Andrade allegedly claimed to be working was August 21, 2018, and on that date he was on a cruise to Bermuda according to the court filing.
Just two months prior, the FBI launched an investigation into Troop E, now disbanded, that implicated several troopers on fraud.
“In an effort to cover up what he was doing, Andrade allegedly falsified entries on his attendance calendars to make it appear that he was actually working on days that he had taken off,” State Attorney General Maura Healey’s office said.
In 2018, who collected $192,348 in pay including $16,594 in overtime. he retired in August 2019 and is currently collecting a $87,126-per year pension.