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Year in jail for former Metro employee Alfred Atanga

A Prince George’s County judge sentenced a former Metro employee Monday to one year in jail for being involved in a scheme that cost the transit agency more than $24,500.

Alfred Atanga, 52, falsified some employees’ time sheets and gave them double time and overtime that they didn’t earn, according to the county state’s attorney. He also was ordered to pay Metro $9,100 in restitution.

Metro officials recovered the rest of the stolen funds by “withholding their leave payouts,” the county state’s attorney’s office said. In March, Atanga was convicted of two charges of theft.

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.

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