BOWIE, Md. (CBSDC) — A judge on Monday sentenced former Metro supervisor Alfred Atanga to one year in jail for his role in paying employees for hours they did not work.
The 52-year-old Atanga from Bowie was also sentenced to five years of supervised probation following his jail term.
The scheme bilked Metro out of more than $24,500 in pay. Atanga was ordered to pay back $9,100 to the transit agency.
Atanga had access to the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority payroll system while working in the agency’s call center in Hyattsville. He would make changes to the hours the employees worked to “gain favor” with three female employees.
The three receiving employees were also fired from their jobs and two face criminal charges.
Prosecutors dropped the charges against the third employee after she agreed to testify against Atanga according to the Gazette.