A former auto repair technician with the Boston Police Department’s (BPD) Fleet Management Division has been sentenced in connection with a scheme to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars from the BPD, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Bahram Gharony, 36, was engaged in a scheme that defrauded BPD’s Fleet Management Division of over $260,000 in automotive parts, tools, and supplies that he said were for the BPD but were actually converted and sold to others. To conceal the scheme, which went on from June 2017 to September 2020, Gharony submitted fraudulent and altered invoices to BPD for the parts he falsely claimed were ordered for the fleet.
Gharony pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in August. On Dec. 15, he was sentenced to two months in prison and three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $256,432.