MOREAU, N.Y. – A man who lied on an employment application about being a Level 2 Sex Offender has been sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in State Prison.
According to Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy, Robert Roberts, 57, pleaded guilty to Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree, a felony.
Roberts, of Whitehall, admitted to submitting a job application in the town of Moreau and failing to disclose his criminal record. He was offered a job as groundskeeper in town parks.
At the time, Roberts was on parole after a 2008 conviction of a sexual conduct charge related to a number of sexual assaults of a child.
Murphy said the town did not perform a background check on the man. However, he was fired in early May after he was recognized by a parent.
There were no allegations he had improper contact with children at the parks.
The town of Moreau has changed its job screening process.