TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 14, 2016

The city of Memphis put itself at “increased risk” of recurring fraud from employees, according to an audit released by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday. The department also found the city violated its own policies when it came to approving overtime pay. The audit began after a former Memphis police officer was arrested for allegedly submitting requests for nearly $5,000 in overtime pay. The DOJ referred to the incident as an “embezzlement” and admonished the department to implement its policies as written, according to Local Memphis.