UWS SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD


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by dan rivoli

a former custodian at an upper west side high school pled guilty for defrauding the city of more than $100,000.

district attorney cyrus vance announced philip portelli, a 33-year-old former custodian at edward a. reynolds west side high school, pled guilty to running a "no-show job scheme."

portelli, who lives on 355 e. 88th st. and first avenue, submitted time sheets to the department of education on behalf of a friend that did not work at the school, located on 140 w. 102nd st. and amsterdam avenue. the time sheets totaled nearly $105,000. the department of education recouped the loss.

portelli was charged with a count of grand larceny in the third degree.





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