A Cortland man has been found guilty by a Tompkins County jury of sleeping during his shifts as a caregiver at the Finger Lakes Residential Center in Lansing.
44-year-old Daniel Cruz was found guilty of falsifying records.
According to a news release from the New York State Inspector General, video surveillance introduced showed Cruz sleeping on the job during his overnight shift. He later made false entries in a facility logbook showing that he had conducted required 15-minute bed checks of sleeping residents.
Cruz was found guilty on April 14th of second-degree tampering with public records, a misdemeanor. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 26.
Curz was suspended without pay in December, at which time a notice of discipline was issued to seek termination of his employment.