Within the Massachusetts State Police, troopers who retire while under investigation for criminal charges are collecting thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds, NBC10 Boston Investigators found.

Several veteran law enforcement officers retired earlier this year after a widespread overtime scandal. They cashed in on unused vacation and sick time from throughout their careers to collectively make nearly $273,000. One lieutenant — who is facing federal and state criminal charges — had more than 10 weeks of vacation and 418 sick days when he retired in March. He received $80,361.84 in money from taxpayers.