BALTIMORE — As Baltimore’s troubled police department grapples with reports of abuse of overtime pay, a police officer has been convicted of taking unearned pay.
News outlets 45-year-old Steven Bagshaw was convicted Monday of theft over $1,000 and misconduct in office. Prosecutors said the lieutenant was at home on the Eastern Shore while taking pay for overseeing Baltimore’s downtown casino district. He was arrested less than three months after the Gun Trace Task Force indictment revealed widespread abuse of overtime pay.
He made $169,000 in fiscal year 2017 on a base salary of $106,000. Investigators who monitored Bagshaw during a roughly six-week period found he was paid more than $8,600 in regular and overtime pay for time he didn’t work.
He remains suspended without pay. Sentencing is scheduled for March.