Former Buffalo Police Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct for Fraudulently Collecting Overtime Pay

Modified: June 15, 2022 2:58pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 54-year-old Monica Lalley of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of Official Misconduct (Class “A” misdemeanor). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge on the day her non-jury trial was scheduled to begin.

The defendant, while working as a report technician for the Buffalo Police Department, intentionally falsified her own payroll entries between March 23, 2020 and April 30, 2020. The defendant fraudulently collected $1,034.00 in overtime pay. The defendant was suspended after the falsified payroll entries were discovered. She resigned from her position prior to pleading guilty to the charge today.

As part of the plea, the defendant signed a Confession of Judgment to pay full restitution.

Lalley faces a maximum of one year in jail when she is sentenced on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. She continues to remain released on her own recognizance as the charge is a non-qualifying offense for bail.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gary M. Ertel of the Public Integrity Unit.