Former 1st Assistant District Attorney of Bucks County Gregg Shore recently paid the county $8,432 to make up for the 137.42 hours of county time he spent delivering meals for DoorDash.
The total number of hours is greater than the 97 the District Attorney’s Office previously reported. According to Neale Dougherty, Controller of Bucks County, the office submitted adjustments to previously reported payroll records for Shore. These adjustments retroactively changed time recorded as “working” for the county to vacation time. Shore was previously paid for this time “worked,” during which Shore was actually making food deliveries.
“Mr. Shore was double-dipping while on the county payroll,” said Dougherty, adding that the hours reported by the office were “flawed.”
“I determined that the retroactive adjustment of accumulated vacation leave to pay back the county taxpayers, while novel, was not proper,” Dougherty said in a statement.
Dougherty issued a subpoena to DoorDash for Shore’s records, and determined the number of hours spent working for DoorDash while on county payroll paid by taxpayers was understated by the District Attorney’s Office.
“My investigation found that between April 2020 and March 2021, Mr. Shore made more than 300 DoorDash deliveries while recorded as present and working for the county District Attorney’s Office,” said Dougherty. “I determined that the salary paid to Mr. Shore for this time when he was not available to the county because of work performed for DoorDash amounted to $8,432.”
Dougherty received a personal check for that amount from Shore on Friday, April 30.
“The citizens of Bucks County have a right to demand a full day’s work for a full day’s pay from all county employees, managers, division leaders and department heads in both county administration and the court system,” said Dougherty.