A corrections officer at Marcy Correctional Facility is facing charges after he allegedly submitted fraudulent sick leave forms, according to a news release from New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott.
Eric Sweezey, 40, of Rome, is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, both felonies.
According to Leahy Scott, Sweezey allegedly submitted two falsified medical forms in Sept. 2017 while working a Marcy Correctional Facility. Sweezey is accused of submitting two fraudulent “Documentation for Personal Sick Leave” forms that had forged signatures of medical professionals so that he could get paid days off that he wasn’t entitled to.
Sweeney was arraigned on the charges in Bridgewater on Wednesday and then released on $1,000 cash bail, pending further court action.