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State Police Payroll Chief Thought Retirement Looked Good When Heat Was On

The suspended payroll chief of the Massachusetts State Police applied for state pension benefits four days before an application for a criminal complaint for larceny was filed against her.

Denise Ezekiel, 49, of Holbrook, was suspended November 1, 2017, the same day a State Police major was assigned to investigate her. State Police say she filed for 29 fraudulent reimbursements totaling almost $24,000 over 15 months.

On March 2, she filed for pension benefits, checking “No” where the application asked if she had ever been convicted of a crime involving stealing state funds or her official state duties, according to MassLive.com.

On March 6, she was charged with larceny over $250, a felony.

The pension application is pending and “will be for some time,” according to a spokesman quoted by MassLive.com.

The Boston Globe first reported the pension application.

 

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