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Former Boston Police Officer Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy and Embezzlement from a Program Receiving Federal Funds


On April 27, 2021, a former Boston Police Officer previously assigned to the Boston Police Department’s (BPD) Evidence Control Unit, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds and one count of embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds.  Officer James Carnes pleaded guilty in the District of Massachusetts.  According to the plea agreement, Carnes pleaded guilty to counts one and two of the Indictment, which stated that from in or about July 2016 through in or about February 2019, Carnes conspired with others to submit and submitted false and fraudulent overtime slips for overtime hours that he did not work.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s New Jersey Area Office. 

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