Report: NYPD Detective Falsified $5,800 In Invoices

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD detective was arrested Wednesday and charged with grand larceny and forgery.

Detective Michael Bazerman, 40, was arrested around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, police said.

Police did not provide further details. But a DNAInfo report said Bazerman falsified and forged petty cash reimbursement invoices to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office over a period of two years – between 2009 and 2011. He was assigned to the DA’s Office’s squad at the time, the publication reported.

The falsified invoices totaled $5,800, the publication reported.

The Bronx District Attorney’s office is handling the case, and has appointed a special prosecutor since Bazerman worked with the Manhattan DA’s office, the publication reported.

Bazerman said the invoices were for equipment he really bought and gave to the DA’s office, but he blamed the losses on poor accounting practices, the publication reported.

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