Man charged in Oneida County employee stalking case offered plea deal

Scott Phillips was in court with his attorney, Frank Policelli, Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 12:18 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The New York Mills man charged with stalking, forgery and criminal impersonation, in a case involving Oneida County employees, was in Utica City Court Tuesday morning.

Oneida County sheriff's deputies say Scott Philips sent an email March 17 to several employees at the Oneida County office building, pretending to be another county employee, saying that employee was retiring.

Investigators say Philips also sent a harassing/slanderous note to an employee delivered on May 10. And, that Philips sent a similar fax to the county office building on April 26.

Phillips was in court with his attorney, Frank Policelli, Tuesday morning.

The district attorney's office extended a plea offer -- to plead to the criminal impersonation count. Not clear what, if any, prison time this would involve. It would involve a three-year stay away order for the unnamed county employee on the receiving end.

Phillips will be back in court next month to decide on the offer. For now, he's free, released on his own recognizance.

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