On August 9, 2023, State Police in Pulaski arrested William J. Fisher, age 72 from Fulton, NY for the following:
(1) count of Grand Larceny 3rd degree, class “D” felony
(3) counts of Falsifying Business records 1st degree, class “E” felony
(1) count of Corrupting the Government 4th degree, class “E” felony
Fisher worked for CiTi BOCES in the town of Mexico, NY. During an internal audit, CiTi BOCES found discrepancies with Fisher’s time sheets and notified the New York State Police, who in turn, contacted the NYS Comptroller’s office to partner in the investigation.
Fisher was required to meet with students for tutoring sessions and provide them with work packets. The investigation found that from January-September of 2022, he did not provide these sessions to at least three students and instead submitted false timesheets to be paid for sessions that never occurred.
He was allegedly paid at least $4,409 which he was not entitled to based upon his deception. During the course of the investigation, Fisher was hired by the Oswego Central School District but has since been suspended.
Fisher was arraigned in Oswego County CAP Court and is due back in court on August 22, 2023.