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Former city DOT worker indicted in alleged overtime scheme

A former Baltimore Department of Transportation worker has been indicted on a theft charge related to allegations that he received nearly $73,000 in pay for work he didn't perform, the city inspector general announced Thursday.

Andrew Wilson, a contract administrator, faces a sentence of up to 15 years and a $15,000 fine for allegedly forging the signature of his supervisor on overtime authorization forms for 2,227 hours, officials said.

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Online records show Wilson was hired in 2005 and was paid more than $91,000 last year — more than double his $42,213 salary. He took home $61,350 in fiscal year 2013 and had a salary of $36,117.

Attempts to reach Wilson were not immediately successful.

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Baltimore City Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Wilson was indicted by a city grand jury on one count of theft. Pearre said he launched an investigation in July after receiving a tip.

Pearre said in a statement that the Office of the Inspector General has "a zero tolerance policy for time fraud and it will not be tolerated at any level."

Wilson was fired by the city in August, Pearre said.

In February, a city worker resigned after being overpaid by $176,200, nearly double her salary.

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Officials reached an agreement with Sarah Morris-Compton to repay the city. She was hired in September 2011 to lead the Health Department's Office of Policy and Planning. Morris-Compton's salary for both 2012 and 2013 was set at $90,000.

Morris-Compton will repay $1,875 a month, according to a settlement.

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