Metro, Amtrak employees arrested for fraud

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If having one job is good, having two jobs is even better, especially if you only show up for one of them. That, in a nutshell, is what Washington Metro charges two of its employees were doing.

Metro’s Office of Inspector General today announced the arrest of Narcisse B. Tsaba, 47, of Brandywine, Md., and Jean-Jacques Lontchi, 53, of Woodbridge, for an alleged fraudulent timekeeping scheme. Metro charges that the two received pay from both Metro and the Amtrak by claiming to be at one employer while physically reporting to the other.

Tsaba, arrested November 29, and Lontchi, arrested December 4, were each charged with one count of first-degree felony fraud. The arrests stemmed from a joint investigation with the Office of Inspector General for Amtrak.

 

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