- Office of the Inspector General
Media Contact for Former Employee of a Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Group Home Ordered to Serve Probation and Pay Restitution
A former employee of a Department of Developmental Services (DDS) group home has admitted to larceny and false claims in relation to a time fraud scheme and was ordered to pay $11,500.
Katelynn Sullivan, of Lowell, was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s office, based on an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (Office), with assistance from DDS. A complainant contacted the Office’s Fight Fraud hotline to report concerns about the overtime fraud.
On February 5, 2020, Judge Robert Tochka, Associate Justice of the Superior Court, continued the case without a finding and sentenced Sullivan to three years of probation. On February 23, 2021, Judge Michael Ricciuti, Associate Justice of the Superior Court, ordered her to pay the $11,500 of restitution in monthly increments of $500 throughout the probationary period. If Sullivan pays the restitution and completes the probationary period, the indictments will be dismissed.