January 19, 2021

Baltimore City transportation employee stored, sold personal items out of city facility

A Baltimore City Department of Transportation employee stored personal items inside a department facility and then sold them, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General.



a close up of a sign: Baltimore City Department of Transportation


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Baltimore City Department of Transportation

The city agency said in the report issued Wednesday that it started investigating after receiving a complaint. While investigating, the inspector general said, the office found furniture, a slot machine, a bench press and weights, among other items inside a DOT facility. The items were sold online and photographed in the hallways of the facility, the report said, and the placement of furniture violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.

Some DOT employees didn’t know the city’s property disposal process when handling surplus items from closed buildings, the report found.

A supervisor who was involved and the alleged employee were disciplined, according to an attached memo

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