REPORT: Pentagon took 17 years to catch worker who stole $1.4 million in bogus overtime pay


A Department of Defense worker who claimed she worked an average 90 hours per week, 52 weeks a year, for 17 years faces up to 15 years behind bars for taking home more than $1 million in overtime pay.

Michelle M. Holt, a civilian secretary at the Air Force who worked at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Va., pleaded guilty this week to computer fraud and theft of government property after she included additional overtime hours in time sheets dating back to 2001 .

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She picked up almost $14,800 in overtime pay in 2002 and eventually claimed almost $120,000 in overtime pay in 2017 when her base salary was $51,324. In total, she raked in an extra $1.4 million in overtime pay clocking an average of 90 hours a week for 52 weeks over the past 10 years, court documents show.

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