Former BPD employee admits to falsifying her payroll entries

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — A former Buffalo Police Department employee has admitted to fraudulently collecting overtime pay.

Monica Lalley, 54, used to work as a reporting technician. Between March and April 2020, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office says she falsified payroll entries and fraudulently collected more than $1,000 in overtime.

After this was discovered, Lalley was suspended. The day he was supposed to start his bench trial, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of official misconduct. And before pleading guilty, Lalley resigned from him.

As part of his plea, Lalley must pay full restitution. When she is sentenced on September 14, Lalley could spend up to a year in jail. Currently, she remains at large on her own recognizance.

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