ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - We’ve learned of a systematic series of thefts involving state materials within the NYS Department of Education.
What State Ed describes as misappropriation of state property was discovered, and we are told the employees involved no longer work for the department. While state officials are not offering any specifics, we have learned this involves the theft of scrap metal during a long rehab of the State Education building.
State officials say new protocols have been put in place to make sure this does not happen again. The public was never made aware of any of this, until our reports today.
State Ed says it has informed the NYS Attorney General’s office, but the AG’s office so far has not been able to provide us any further information.