NYS DOT worker charged, accused of being a ‘no-show’ during COVID-19 response efforts

COLONIE, N.Y. (WHEC) — A New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) worker is arrested and charged with being a "no-show" during critical COVID-19 response efforts.

Nancy Connolly, 52, of Schenectady is a resident engineer at the DOT who was assigned to work as a staging manager at a Capital Region warehouse during the pandemic.

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro said Connolly was supposed to oversee the receipt, storage, and shipment of lifesaving supplies there, but instead purposefully left or failed to show up at her post for hours at a time.

Connolly is also accused of seeking and receiving $2,265 in overtime pay when she wasn’t actually on the job.

Connolly was charged fourth-degree grand larceny, offering a false instrument of filing and official misconduct.