BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A community college coach is accused of stealing from the state.
The NYS Inspector General Office says Renee Smith, 28, was paid for working as a therapist for the state, while she was also being paid to coach softball and basketball at Genesee Community College. Smith was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with ten counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing and one count of fourth degree grand larceny.
The Inspector General says it uncovered multiple instances where Smith double dipped while working as a recreational therapist at OPWDD, where she worked as a therapist for people with disabilities. Smith allegedly said she was working at OPWDD when she was actually coaching girls softball and basketball teams at GCC and the Livonia Central School District
In one instance, the Inspector General says Smith said she was working for OPWDD when she was actually in Myrtle Beach, SC with the GCC softball team.
Smith is due back in court on April 30. After her arrest, Smith position at GCC.
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