A former City of Mobile employee accused of falsifying time cards has been indicted by a grand jury, the criminal charge stemming from a FOX10 News Investigation.
Tyrone Holley, a former City of Mobile Public Works employee is facing a theft of property charge, which is a misdemeanor.
This stems from a grand jury indictment from September, where they felt there was enough evidence to support charges against Holley for falsifying time cards, which resulted in him allegedly getting paid more than he should have.
During the course of a FOX10 News Investigation earlier this year, it was found that while Holley was employed at the public works garage, he also used to work a second job for a shipping company, tying ships up to docks when they came into the Port of Mobile.
Time card records show Holley may have been working that second job when he was punched in as working at the garage.
Our investigation prompted the city and the DA’s office to launch investigations of their own, the grand jury indictment a direct result of that.
Our investigation found during a two year period from July 2015 to June 2017, about 113 hours overlap, where Holley's city time cards were stamped saying he was at work, but time cards at his other job show he was docking ships instead.
Back when our story first aired, we asked Holley about the discrepancy, at the time he denied any wrongdoing.
“I don't have to be at the job (at the docks), all I got to do is set it up, I don't have to physically be there, and if I know something is going on, I call (my wife and) she sets up the job, and that's the way it was. I don't have to be there, I don't have to go at all, I never had to go, I only go just to get out of the house,” Holley explained.
FOX10 News Investigates asked him if sometimes he was paid at his job at the docks when he wasn’t there, to which Holley responded, “yeah."
Holley posted $2,500 bond on Wednesday to get out of jail.
The DA’s office expects him to be arraigned in the coming days.