Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

Quincy Police Lieutenant Charged with Defrauding his Department

A Lieutenant with the Quincy Police Department was charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday in connection with collecting double pay while working for the Quincy Police Department in 2015.

Thomas Corliss, 51, was indicted on 12 counts of mail fraud and one count of fraud involving federal funds. Corliss was released on conditions following an appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal.

As alleged in the indictment, an internal investigation by the Quincy Police Department revealed that Lieutenant Corliss had fraudulently collected double pay for working multiple details and/or police shifts that overlapped on multiple occasions in 2015. It is also alleged that Corliss collected his regular pay while on vacation in the Bahamas and on Cape Cod in 2015. In total, Corliss defrauded the QPD of more than $10,000.

The charge of mail provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of fraud involving federal fund provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.