State employee in Oneida County receives nearly $7K in illegal payments
For the state here in oneida county.... and received nearly seven thousand dollars in payments police say she wasn't entitled to.
40 year old heather race was employed by 'the office for people with developmental disabilities' here in oneida county.
The state justice center conducted the investigation and say they found that race made false abuse reports against herself in order to collect paid administrative leave while the abuse allegations were conducted.
The investigators say race received eight weeks of paid administrative leave.
She is charged with grand larceny.... offering a false instrument for filing.... and falsifying business records.
Race was arraigned in lewis county and released on her own recognizance.
Also new this morning.... state