Former city records department clerk sentenced in bribery scheme

    Philadelphia Inspector General Amy L. Kurland, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge George Venizelos said that a former Philadelphia Records Department clerk was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday to 24 months in federal prison and 36 months of supervised release after pleading guilty to defrauding the City of more than $600,000.

    According to a press release, Kelly Kaufmann Layre, a Clerk Typist II in the Police Reports Unit, admitted that she engaged in a corrupt scheme to sell police-incident, traffic-accident and emergency medical-services reports that defrauded the City. The investigation into Layre was initiated by the Philadelphia Inspector General.

    Layre provided thousands of incident, accident and EMS reports to co-conspirators Tina Meyrick, Paul Kling and Brian Daly at a significantly reduced rate in exchange for cash payments. Layre abused her position as a public employee, pocketing nearly $186,000 during the four-year scheme. All four individuals pleaded guilty to the charges.

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