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Former Boston police auto technician charged with embezzlement

A former Boston police auto repair technician who allegedly embezzled $260,000 worth of  parts, supplies and tools has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud charges, the US Attorney’s office for Massachusetts said Friday.

Bahram Gharony, 36, of Boston, was charged with two counts of wire fraud. A plea hearing date has not yet been set, prosecutors said in a statement.

Gharony allegedly used his position to defraud the department’s fleet management division over a three year period, starting in June, 2017, prosecutors said in a statement.

He allegedly ordered parts and supplies for the department, but then sold them to other parties, the statement said.


He submitted fraudulent and altered invoices to the department, claiming the parts were ordered for the fleet, prosecutors said.

Gharony told those he sold the items to that they were purchased legally through a discount available to the police department, the statement said.

Charlie McKenna can be reached at charlie.mckenna@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @charliemckenna9.