The former vice chairman of the D.C. Police Union was arrested over the weekend for “allegedly defrauding the DC government.”
Medgar Webster, who previously served as the vice chair for the DC Police Union was arrested for fraud for allegedly working a second job at Whole Foods while he was on duty for DC Metropolitan Police Department.
Webster reportedly made $33,845 with the MPD while he was supposed to be on duty but was instead allegedly working at Whole Foods where he made $45,945 between January of 2021 to April of 2022.
Per an affidavit Webster allegedly worked up to 485 hours at Whole Foods at the same time he was clocked in for duty at the MPD.
The former vice chair of the D.C. Police Union has been arrested and charged in relation to his moonlighting at Whole Foods. From January 2021- April 2022, 485 of Medgar Webster's 1,399 hours at the grocery store allegedly overlapped with his MPD shifts. https://t.co/cg2KetUqVa
— Washington City Paper (@wcp) February 6, 2023
Webster has been officially charged with first degree felony fraud and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Per the DCist:
D.C.’s officers are able to seek outside employment, according to police regulation, as long as it is authorized and does not “conflict or interfere” with department rules. But the affidavit says MPD never authorized Webster to work at Whole Foods. In addition, Webster allegedly worked 485 hours at Whole Foods at the same time he reported being on police duty, and nearly half of those hours were overtime so the department paid him additional funds.
The police spokesperson says agents discovered Webster was allegedly working a second job while on the clock at MPD during an “unrelated [Internal Affairs Division] investigation.”
Former D.C. Police Union Vice Chair Arrested for Felony Fraud https://t.co/Rm5bdyQnxW
— Kate Ross (@kate_ross_) February 6, 2023
Webster’s second job was discovered after an investigation revealed Webster allegedly engaged in “unwanted sexual contact” with a person at the Whole Foods he was working at.
Webster will be in court later this month for a preliminary hearing.