NY Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny
January 25, 2011
CARMEL, N.Y. — A former New York deputy sheriff who claimed she fell down the stairs at work has admitted improperly receiving workmen’s compensation.
The Putnam County district attorney says Barbara Dunn pleaded guilty Monday to grand larceny.
Prosecutors alleged that Dunn was thrown off a horse in Dutchess County in 2008. They say she then claimed her injuries were caused when she fell down the stairs at the Putnam County sheriff’s office in Carmel.
A call to defense lawyer William Aronwald was not immediately returned.
The district attorney says Dunn will likely be sentenced to probation so she can work and pay back $56,000 in benefits.
Dunn was fired last year after being convicted of perjury in an unrelated case. —Copyright 2011 Associated Press