CBP border protection supervisor timesheet stole money


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations.

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor falsely recorded hours in his timesheet to steal nearly $6,500, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Alfonso Gozalez, 45, was arrested by arraignment on Friday and charged with stealing money from the government. Gonzalez, of Laredo, is scheduled to make his first appearance before U.S. Magistrate Diana Song Quiroga on Monday.

If convicted, Gonzalez faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Gonzalez was a former supervisor of CBP’s Counterterrorism Tactical Response Team, the charges allege. Gonzalez is accused of tampering with hours multiple times on September 27, 2020 and September 27, 2021.

“The indictment alleges that he falsely logged night and weekend overtime when he did not actually show up for work. On some of these occasions, he actually traveled to Mexico while claiming to be at work,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Additionally, Gonzalez fabricated excuses to justify his overtime. Gonzalez stole about $6,497.52, authorities say.
CBP – Office of Professional Responsibility conducted the investigation. Assistant US Attorney Matthew Isaac is pursuing the case.

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