Baltimore police lieutenant who oversees Horseshoe Casino district charged with overtime theft – Baltimore Sun

A Baltimore police lieutenant overseeing the Horseshoe Casino district has been charged with theft of overtime after an internal investigation was sparked by an anonymous letter that said he was “never at work.”

Authorities say Lt. Steven Bagshaw, a 21-year veteran, was earning fraudulent overtime, even in the wake of the federal indictments announced in March of seven officers accused of stealing overtime.

The March indictments prompted Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to seek an audit of police overtime spending.

From April 1 through May 12, investigators concluded that Bagshaw was paid $8,628 for time he was not working, which included regular and overtime shifts, police wrote in charging documents.

“Instances like this jeopardize public trust of the police department,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. “Anyone who wears this uniform or works for this agency in any capacity should know that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.”

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