Former FLCC dean pays restitution to state, college

Updated: 04/16/2014 6:26 AM
Created: 04/16/2014 4:13 AM WHEC.com
By: John Addyman, Messenger Post

Nancy Purdy of Farmington, a former dean and vice president at Finger Lakes Community College accused of changing student records, has paid $5,951 in restitution to the state and college and had her case adjourned by Hopewell Justice Nancy Wooden on Tuesday in contemplation of dismissal (ACD).

"Under the law," wrote Ontario County District Attorney Mike Tantillo in a press release handed out after Purdy’s brief court appearance, "this means that if Ms. Purdy does not commit any crimes or violations in the next six months, these charges would then be deemed dismissed with finality."

This circumstances that led to the court appearance began when an FLCC employee found irregularities in a student’s record early in 2013, according to Lenore Friend, the director of Public Relations and Community Affairs at the college. further investigation revealed more "questionable entries," according to the college, which asked a SUNY auditing team "as a knowledgeable, neutral party" to review student records and conduct interviews.

Purdy resigned in June.

According to Ontario County sheriff deputies, who also investigated, she had changed grades and added courses to several student transcripts dating back to Feb. 10, 2000.

Purdy was charged with official misconduct and second-degree falsifying business records, both misdemeanors.

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