Not going to work paid off for one government employee -- just not how he hoped it would.
Jack Raymond Kimble Jr., of Sykesville, Md., admitted Wednesday to getting paid for hours he never worked. His plea agreement shows that from early 2009 to February 2012, Kimble worked for the U.S. Navy in the Continuity of Operations Program at the Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland, Md.
He regularly skipped work on Mondays and Fridays, often letting his coworkers know he wouldn't be in that day. However, when he entered his work hours into the Navy's web-based leave administration system, he did not log the days he missed.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service began investigating Kimble's work hours in 2011 and requested official documentation of time records. Kimble gave the NCIS fake documents that showed he was at work on days it was clear he was not, authorities said.
NCIS was able to line up the times in which Kimble's whereabouts were unknown with the reimbursements he got for official travel. From early 2009 to February 2012, he was paid $52,822 to which he was not entitled, authorities said.
Kimble faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He also also agreed to pay back the $53,000. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 6.