NY agency attorney quits, pays back $12K for filing false time records

A senior attorney at a New York state agency has resigned and paid full restitution after admitting to filing false attendance records over a 16-month period, the state inspector general's office announced Tuesday.

Laura Cail, 48, of Troy, was charged in December with 36 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and third-degree grand larceny, both felonies.

Cail, who was a senior attorney at the state Office of Children and Family Services, was accused of filing false attendances for 36 of the 39 pay periods between June 2015 and October 2016. Her arrest followed an investigation by the state inspector general's office.

The false records allowed Cail to receive $12,271 in pay for time she wasn't present at work.

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