A former Rome City School Board clerk has been convicted of falsifying timesheets in order to collect pay for work he had not done.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Timothy Safin worked for the New York State Gaming Commission as a Supervising Gaming Operations Inspector for the Turning Stone and Yellow Brick Road Casinos.

The AG says Safin admitted that on at least 19 different occasions between November 2015 and March 2017, he submitted false time sheets to the gaming commission, claiming he was working at the casinos.

Safin was actually attending and participating in Rome School Board meetings and events.

As part of his guilty plea, Safin resigned from the School Board and was ordered to pay nearly $2,000 in restitution to the Gaming Commission. He resigned from the Gaming Commission earlier this year.

“Public servants who abuse their power for monetary gain undermine the public’s confidence in government,” said Schneiderman. “No one is above the law and my office will continue to ensure that those who betray public trust are held accountable.”