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1/14/2019
  • Office of the Inspector General

Media Contact for Joint Investigation Leads to Indictment of Former DDS Employee for Overtime Fraud

Jack Meyers

Boston - A Suffolk County grand jury indicted a former Department of Developmental Services (“DDS”) employee for overtime fraud, the result of an investigation by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, in cooperation with the Department of Developmental Services.

The former employee, Katelynn Sullivan, 33, of Lowell, allegedly stole more than $42,000 over an 18-month period between August 2015 and February 2017. The indictment alleges that Sullivan obtained unauthorized access to the DDS timekeeping system and entered hours that she did not work, and that she was subsequently paid for those hours. She faces one count of larceny and one count of filing a false claim.

A complaint to the Inspector General’s Fight Fraud hotline triggered this investigation.

Ms. Sullivan is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

For additional information about the indictment, see the Attorney General’s press release at: AG Healey Indicts Former State Employee for Overtime Abuse

Media Contact for Joint Investigation Leads to Indictment of Former DDS Employee for Overtime Fraud

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