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Former Quincy Police Lieutenant Sentenced for “Double Dipping”

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A former Lieutenant with the Quincy Police Department (QPD) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston after a jury found him guilty of collecting double pay in 2015.


Thomas Corliss, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to one year and one day in prison and one year of supervised release. In June 2017, Corliss was convicted following an eight-day jury trial of 10 counts of mail fraud and one count of fraud involving federal funds.


An internal investigation by the QPD revealed that Corliss had “double dipped,” or collected double pay for working multiple details and/or police shifts that overlapped on multiple occasions in 2015. While on vacation in the Bahamas and on Martha’s Vineyard in 2015, Corliss left himself on the daily roster rather than using vacation time. In total, Corliss defrauded the QPD of more than $8,000.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Ronald G. Gardella, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, New York Field Office; and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dustin Chao and Ryan M. DiSantis of Weinreb’s Public Corruption Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated September 7, 2017

Public Corruption