ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – A New York state report says a maintenance man who earned $100,000 last year working at a psychiatric center has been living for free in a paint shed on his job and even had his mail delivered there.
A report issued Monday by the inspector general's office says the worker lived on the grounds of the Rockland Psychiatric Center in New York City's northern suburbs for three years. It says he stayed in a back room in the shed and had a couch, microwave and refrigerator.
The center's executive director told inspectors he didn't know the worker was living in the shed.
The worker is being charged $2,500 for the time he lived there. Now he's living with his wife at a home in Pearl River, about 3 miles away.