- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - A former Long Island correction officer has pleaded guilty to collecting $28,000 in wages for hours he didn’t work.

Steven Compitello, of Bohemia, pleaded guilty to a theft of government funds in federal court on Tuesday.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1Iz6coZ ) says the former correction officer for the Suffolk County jail surrendered to FBI agents that morning.

Compitello admitted he put in claims “in excess of 518 hours” from September 2011 through April 2014 when he was actually at home or working as a school security guard.

Under the terms of a plea deal, Compitello faces up to 6 months in prison and must repay the money he illegally earned.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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