Former Delhi Highway Deputy Superintendent Brian Rosenthal allegedly overstated his sick and leave balances by more than 270 hours which could have given him more than $6,000, before his actions were discovered in a joint investigation by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the New York State Police and Delaware County District Attorney John Hubbard.
Rosenthal, 63, of Delhi, was charged today with third-degree grand larceny for allegedly misstating his sick and leave accruals from 2015 to 2019 for 272 hours he did not accrue, which was revealed during a routine audit and subsequent investigation by the State Comptroller’s office.
“Thanks to our staff, Mr. Rosenthal will be brought to justice,” Comptroller DiNapoli said. “Thanks to the State Police and District Attorney Hubbard for working with my staff to expose this alleged crime.”
“I greatly appreciate the work of the Office of the State Comptroller in bringing about this arrest. The highest standards must apply in public service and public employment,” District Attorney Hubbard said.
Since taking office in 2007, DiNapoli has committed to fighting public corruption and encourages the public to help fight fraud and abuse. New Yorkers can report allegations of fraud involving taxpayer money by calling the toll-free Fraud Hotline at 1-888-672-4555, by filing a complaint online at [email protected], or by mailing a complaint to: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Investigations, 8th Floor, 110 State St., Albany, NY 12236.