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Ex-BPD Auto Repair Worker Will Plead Guilty To Fraud Scheme

A former Boston Police Department auto repair technician has agreed to plead guilty to a scheme to embezzle more than $260,000 from the department in auto parts and supplies, federal prosecutors said.

Bahram Gharony bought parts and supplies, claiming they were for the police department, and then turned around and sold them to others, prosecutors said. He tried to cover his tracks by submitting bogus invoices to the police department, falsely claiming the items were ordered for the fleet, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors say he also lied when he sold auto parts to others and said he had legally gotten them using a police department discount.

Gharony was a technician with the police’s department’s fleet management division, which is in charge of acquiring, repairing and maintaining the force's vehicles.

The 36-year-old from Boston has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of wire fraud. An email seeking comment was sent to his attorney on Friday.

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