Boston Police Dept. Employee Accused of Using Stolen Gift Cards

A Boston Police Department employee is accused of using stolen gift cards from a home improvement store.

The Suffolk district attorney's office said Mila DePina-Cooley, 43, of Dorchester is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court on a receiving stolen property charge.

Authorities say DePina-Cooley negotiated buying "unlawfully-obtained" gift cards from an unnamed home improvement store, and then used the cards to buy items from the business.

It's unclear if she has an attorney.

Boston police officials would only say DePina-Cooley was placed on administrative leave without pay after she was indicted.

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