Feds charge ex-Navy employee in case of overtime-pay fraud


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Leona Lewis, 39, of Wanamaker Street near Malvern Avenue, was charged under the False Claims Act.

Authorities said Lewis was employed from 1990 to 2005 as a “management assistant responsible for payroll and timekeeping” at the Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Center.

An investigation of Lewis was begun in August 2005 because she had been claiming excessive overtime payments, the complaint said.

The feds said Lewis forged signatures of six supervisors between 2003 and 2005 on approximately 73 time cards she submitted for overtime pay. None of the supervisors authorized the overtime pay for Lewis.

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Philadelphia Daily News



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