Urine technician accused of taking money from parolees for clean pee reports

Posted at 6:01 AM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 06:01:18-04

SAGINAW, Mich. — A man contracted by the state was arrested for allegedly taking money from parolees to forge clean drug tests.

The 58-year-old Saginaw urine technician works for Bay Technical Staffing, a company contracted by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

He was arrested for obstruction of justice.

MDOC investigators suspected the man was taking money from parolees in exchange for reporting negative drug tests, police said, adding he never actually performed the screening.

The Michigan State Police conducted an undercover investigation on the allegations. During the investigation the man admitted to accepting money in exchange for clean urine reports, police said.

He was arrested after allegedly requesting $50 from an undercover police detective posing as a parolee in exchange for a clean drug test.

The suspect was found to be in possession of a large amount of cash, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and the suspect’s name is being withheld pending arraignment.