Civilian Pa. State Police employee charged with stealing $30K www.privateofficer.com
Scott L. Frederick, 42, of Mechanicsburg, allegedly diverted fake reimbursement checks into private bank accounts. Frederick was fired in June for forgery and theft.
He worked as a Budget Analyst within the Bureau of Staff Services.
Investigators say he created fraudulent invoices and altered court subpoenas in order to generate checks made payable to fictitious retired troopers for various court appearances that never took place.
After the paperwork was processed, Frederick would intercept the checks and forge the fictitious names on the back of the checks.
Frederick would present the forged checks to the bank as third-party checks.
Frederick signed his name below the forged signature, and deposit the checks into his own personal accounts.
In all, Frederick deposited 23 fraudulent checks into his personal accounts between October 2011 and May 2012.
The amount of these checks totaled $30,587.52. Frederick was employed by the Department since December 2005.
Frederick is charged with Forgery: 23 counts, Felony 2nd degree -Theft By Deception: 1 count, Felony 3rd degree -Receiving Stolen Property: 1 count, Felony 3rd degree -Tampering with Records or Identification: 24 counts, Misdemeanor 1st degree
Frederick was released on $20,000 unsecured bail. He waived his right to a Preliminary hearing.