Group home allegedly scammed by former manager

By Matt Hicks

Credit: MGN Online

Group home allegedly scammed by former manager

April 5, 2013 Updated Apr 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM EST

Otego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An Otsego County man is arrested for trying to bilk more than $90,000 from a group home over the past five years.

The Otsego County Sheriff's office arrested Anthony A. Barbera, 62, of Worcester.

According to investigators, the former Springbrook manager falsified business records from 2008 to 2013 to conceal the money he was stealing from residents.

Springbrook contacted the Otsego County District Attorney's Office after an internal investigation last year.

He is charged with grand larceny in the second degree, a felony; scheme to defraud in the first degree, a felony; and falsifying business records in the first degree, a felony.

He turned himself in to the sheriff's office Friday.

If convicted, Barbera could face up to 15 years in state prison.