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Rensselaer DPW under investigation


RENSSELAER, N.Y. - An investigation into alleged overtime padding and missing fuel oil in the city of Rensselaer is now in the hands of the State Attorney General.

Mayor Dan Dwyer and newly-appointed commissioner of the Rensselaer Department of Public Works say the case was handed over to the AG's office last week. City officials say the former DPW commissioner resigned in light of the investigation.

In addition, four garbage truck drivers have been fired, and two other DPW employees are being investigated.

A current employee, who wished to hide his identity over fears if retaliation, claims the drivers were told by the former commissioner to stay home after finishing their routes, and their time cards would reflect a full day's work.

As for the missing fuel oil, Mayor Dwyer says the taxpayer money lost is more than $10,000.

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