17 February 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police arrested Heather L. Race, age 40, from West Leyden, NY for Grand Larceny 3rd degree (D-felony), Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree (E-felony), and Falsifying Business Records 1st degree (E-felony).

Ms. Race is employed by the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) in Oneida County.  The NYS Justice Center conducted an investigation into Race making false abuse reports against herself in order to collect paid administrative leave while the abuse allegation was conducted.  The investigation determined that Ms. Race made a false anonymous abuse report against herself – resulting in eight weeks of paid administrative leave.  The salary amount of this administrative leave was determined to be $6,934.76. 

Ms. Race was arraigned in Lewis County and released on her own recognizance.    




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