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Date: 12/04/18 11:23
Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: Dcmcrider

Clocking in at both employers...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2018/12/04/two-charged-alleged-double-dipping-scheme-collect-pay-metro-amtrak/?utm_term=.d643d15b937c

"Two men have been arrested on felony charges in an alleged double-dipping scheme in which they collected pay from both Metro and Amtrak, Metro’s inspector general announced Tuesday."

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 12/04/18 11:30
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: MEKoch

Which means they were likely doing nothing on either job

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Date: 12/04/18 15:04
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: ExSPCondr

Not the first time out here on the West coast either.

The SP had an electrician who worked the afternoon shift at the Roseville roundhouse, and the day shift as an electrician at a lumber mill.  The only problem was that the two shifts overlapped a little, and there was driving time.  His solution to that was to have another electrician clock in for him, and he never got caught.
G



Date: 12/04/18 15:39
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: icancmp193

It is not as if these people were holding down two full-time jobs at both places at the same time, because down in the article a bit, the total identified fraud is only $7,500 over 4 years. Not that it's right.

TJY



Date: 12/04/18 16:20
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: Lackawanna484

In NJ, that's legal.

Many politicians hold three jobs. Full pay, full pensions for each.

One current senator served as a school board superintendent, county freeholder, and state assemblyman. At the same time.

People elected since 2010 can only participate in one pension at a timem

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Date: 12/04/18 16:26
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: Dcmcrider

icancmp193 Wrote:
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> It is not as if these people were holding down two
> full-time jobs at both places at the same time,
> because down in the article a bit, the total
> identified fraud is only $7,500 over 4 years. Not
> that it's right.
>
> TJY

It could be that's all the US Attorney needed in the charging documents in order to trigger the felony fraud charge.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 12/04/18 16:35
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: Lackawanna484

Might also have an accessory and conspiracy charge for the guy who punched him in.

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Date: 12/04/18 17:36
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: Duna

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> In NJ, that's legal.
>
> Many politicians hold three jobs. Full pay, full
> pensions for each.
>
> One current senator served as a school board
> superintendent, county freeholder, and state
> assemblyman. At the same time.
>
> People elected since 2010 can only participate in
> one pension at a timem
>
> Posted from Android

It's the American way.



Date: 12/04/18 18:13
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: spnudge

Sorry, nothing wrong with it.

Congress does it daily.

Nudge



Date: 12/05/18 06:47
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: aehouse

A common practice on the D&H's day Oneonta (NY) Yard job in 1970 was for the engineer to clock in the fireman at reporting time; halfway through the shift the fireman would actually show up, the engineer would leave, and at the end of the day the fireman would clock the engineer off.

There is nothing new under the sun.

Art House



Date: 12/05/18 13:42
Re: Two charged in Amtrak/WMATA double-dipping scam
Author: Englewood

Also known to happen at Amtrak 14th St and BN 14th St. yards in Chicago.

Sleep all night at Amtrak., then wake up and walk across the tracks to the day job at the BN.

Also happened in a Metra / IHB combo.



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