Nine former Livingston County jail deputies accused of fabricating time cards appeared in Geneseo Village Court Monday morning.
Charged with second-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a misdemeanor, were Andrew Eichorn, Thomas Schledorn Jr., Jose Agosto Jr., Jeremiah Pratt, Marvin Yamonaco Jr., Michael Simpson, William Baker, Timothy Fraser and Kyle Fisher, according to Livingston County District Attorney Gregory McCaffrey. All nine men recently resigned.
Their arrests followed a 17-month-long investigation by New York State Police and the Livingston County District Attorney's Office.
Seven of the men pleaded guilty Monday morning to a lesser charge of fifth-degree criminal solicitation, which is a violation, McCaffrey said. As a result, they will not have a criminal record. Eichorn pleaded guilty to the original charge — second-degree offering a false instrument for filing — and is slated to return to court next month.
Baker, who has a new job, was not in court Monday, McCaffrey said. He is slated to be arraigned, and to possibly plead guilty, on July 8.
As part of the plea agreement, each man was required to admit to submitting a false time card and to pay a $125 court surcharge fee, McCaffrey said.
The lengthy investigation focused on whether full-time deputies sometimes had part-timers work their shifts, then paid them out of their own pay. To do so, the full-time employees would have filed time cards claiming they worked when they actually did not.
McCaffrey said he, State Police and other officials will share additional details at a 3 p.m. news conference in the Livingston County Government Center in Geneseo.