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COUNTY OF DELAWARE, PA. (CBS) – More than 40 former employees of a nonprofit human services organization in Delaware County have been charged under a so-called ploy for overtime and bribe-fixing. wine.

CASSURE: 41 people, including 4 supervisors of The Elwyn Organization in Delaware County, have been charged with a scheme of overtime and bribery schemes. @CBSPhilly

– Joe Holden (@ JoeHoldenCBS3) January 16, 2019

Forty-one employees of the Elwyn organization, including four supervisors, are accused of stealing nearly a million dollars to the company over a 21-month period. Police said the alleged ploy would have occurred at 10 Delaware County facilities.

According to the criminal complaint, supervisors would review their employees' timesheets and enter overtime, but would not require employees to work more hours. In return, employees and supervisors would share a portion of the additional pay.

An internal investigation was initiated following an accountant who found that excessive hours were being paid to several employees at several of Delaware County's housing sites.

"In 2017, Elwyn launched a leadership transition designed to create a path to long-term success and organizational sustainability. Later in the year, Elwyn became aware of certain irregularities in payroll records data. Elwyn's management briefed the Pennsylvania State Police and conducted an internal investigation which ultimately determined that 4 supervisors and 38 of their direct reports in the Elwyn residential program in Pennsylvania had been involved in a ploy. wage fraud resulting in a significant theft of the organization. All affected employees were fired and Elwyn fully cooperated with law enforcement and the district attorney's office. Elwyn remains committed to the safety of the people we support, "said Charles McLister, President and CEO of Elwyn.

The authorities will hold a press conference today at 3 pm to announce the conclusion of the investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.