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CNY Psych Center employee facing felony charges related to time sheets

An employee at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy is facing felony charges after he allegedly submitted false time sheets.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 PM

An employee at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy is facing felony charges after he allegedly submitted false time sheets, according to a news release from New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott.

Damion Walton, 41, of Utica, is charged with ten counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and third-degree grand larceny, all felonies.

According to Leahy Scott, while Walton was working as a Secure Care Treatment Aide 2 at the CNY Psychiatric Center from Oct. 2016 through April 2018, he allegedly arrived late or left early repeatedly but submitted time sheets that said he had worked his full eight-hour shift from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Walton is accused of stealing more than $3,000 in wages that he wasn’t entitled to.

Walton was arraigned on the charges on Wednesday and sent to the Oneida County Jail on $10,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in the Town of Marcy Court on Oct. 23.

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