Nine Livingston County jail deputies resign following time card investigation

Updated: 06/08/2014 1:41 PM
Created: 06/06/2014 5:03 PM WHEC.com

Nine Livingston County Jail deputies have resigned following a year and a half long time card investigation.

According to the report, full-time deputies are accused of having part-time deputies work their shifts. Those full-time workers would be paid for time they did not work and would then pay the part-time workers in cash. 

The report says the deputies are resigning and then being charged with false instruments for filing charges. They could face up to a year in jail. The deputies facing charges are:

--Jose L. Agosto Jr.
--William J. Baker
--Andrew Eichhorn
--Kyle F. Fisher
--Timothy M. Fraser
--Jeremiah J. Pratt
--Thomas L. Schledorn Jr.
--Michael G. Simpson
--Marvin A. Yamonaco

They will appear in court on June 9.

Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty said in a statement, "I can't comment on the State Police investigation or the District Attorney's findings into the jail investigation. I can confirm that seven employees have resigned in the last seven days; two others resigned previously. Since they have resigned their positions, they will not face any internal actions due to the fact that they are no longer employed by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. I can assure the people that I have served since January 1, that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that this can never happen again. We've accomplished this through proper policy and procedure." 

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