WMATA OIG announces felony charges in timekeeping scheme

For immediate release: December 4, 2018

The following news release was issued by the WMATA Office of Inspector General.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Office of Inspector General (WMATA-OIG) today announced the arrest of Narcisse B. Tsaba, 47, of Brandywine, MD, and Jean-Jacques Lontchi, 53, of Woodbridge, VA, for an alleged fraudulent timekeeping scheme in which they inappropriately received pay from both WMATA and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) by claiming to be at one employer while physically reporting to the other.  

Tsaba, arrested November 29, 2018, and Lontchi, arrested December 4, 2018, were each charged with one count of first-degree felony fraud. The arrests stemmed from a joint investigation with the Office of Inspector General for Amtrak.

WMATA Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington today expressed thanks to the agencies involved in investigating the case, including the Office of Inspector General for Amtrak, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, as well as the investigative staff within WMATA-OIG.