A former director of a Geneva non-profit’s housing program has admitted to stealing $68,000 from his employer.
Bradley Roach, 46, pled guilty May 11 in Ontario County Court to third degree grand larceny, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.
Charges against Roach include using Lakeview Mental Health Inc. store credit cards to make personal purchases. Roach was accused of falsely recording $32,000 worth of goods, including gift cards and a “Dora the Explorer” jeep as being purchased for Lakeview clients. He also was charged with soliciting $36,000 in phony refunds from a furniture vendor by falsely claiming Lakeview clients were owed fictitious amounts.
The case was referred to the attorney general by the Office of Mental Health and prosecuted by staff of the attorney general’s Office of Public Integrity.
“This scheme to cheat both taxpayers and the mentally ill is appalling,” Schneiderman said in a statement.
Roach is slated to be sentenced July 9. Ontario County Court Judge Craig Doran last week committed to six months of jail time, five years probation and an order to repay Lakeview.
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