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BOCES employee accused of removing records from Worcester school computer

By WKTV News

WORCESTER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A BOCES employee has been charged after authorities say she removed files, including student records, from a computer at Worcester Central School.

According to the Otsego County Sheriffs Office, Lori L. Paparteys, 32, of Oneonta and an employee of Otsego Northern Catskill BOCES was charged following a two month investigation into missing Worcester Central School computer files.

On April 24, the substitute Worcester Central School nurse discovered that all of the files were missing from her work station computer and contacted the school's administration, authorities said. The Superintendent then contact the Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said that the investigation revealed that Paparteys, a microcomputer specialist with BOCES who was assigned to Worcester Central School, intentionally removed all of the files, including student records, off of the computer prior to the start of school on April 24.

Paparteys surrendered herself to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, June 27 and was charged with fourth and third-degree computer tampering, second-degree falsifying business records.

She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Worcester Court at a later date.

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