By Leesa Bingham, Marketing –
A former Boston Police Captain, Richard Evans, is being charged with carrying out an overtime fraud scheme, according to the District of Massachussets Attorney’s Office. Evans allegedly submitted fraudulent timecards misrepresenting his work hours significantly. Not only did Evans often fraudulently claim to have worked overtime hours, but he also signed off on fraudulent overtime hours for his subordinates. According to the District Attorney’s Office, “Evans and his co-conspirators allegedly collected tens of thousands of dollars in overtime,” with Evans himself earning over $12,000 for false overtime hours.
It is essential for communities to have trustworthy law enforcement and to be able to rely upon the police to be fair and just. A new technology called EyeDetect® can detect the integrity of employees and potential employees. Using a scanner that takes measurements of the iris while a person answers a series of yes or no questions, EyeDetect can detect lies with up to 90% accuracy, and is already being used by law enforcement in some states. Had the Boston Police Department used EyeDetect in their hiring process and routinely in their department, the department likely would have rooted out untrustworthy employees before a scandal like this occurred and damaged the public’s trust.