The Massachusetts State Police overtime pay scandal is expanding with eight more troopers now under investigation for allegedly being paid for overtime shifts they never worked.
The total number of troopers being looked at now stands at 30, including one that was suspended early on.
A state police spokesman said Saturday that the eight additional troopers are being looked at for one to four possible shift discrepancies, which is the lowest bracket in the investigation.
"I came on this job for one reason, to make a difference," Colonel Kerry Gilpin said a week and a half ago when she announced the findings in the original overtime audit.
Colonel Gilpin had initially announced that 21 troopers were under investigation.
All of the officers are from the same troop, Troop E. One of those officers has over 100 overtime shifts in question.
Nine troopers have already been suspended without pay, and another nine have retired.
It's not clear if any criminal charges will be filed.
The audit looked at payroll from 2016, but state police say they will be looking at other years and other troops for possible discrepancies.