SUNY Broome Dean of Students arrested on grand larceny, identity theft charges

Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 3:31 PM EDT
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CLAY, NY (WBNG) -- The Dean of Students at SUNY Broome has been arrested last week.

A court calendar for the Town of Clay, NY listed Marquis L. Bennett as being charged with grand larceny in the second degree and identity theft in the first degree. He was arrested on May 30.

“The college is shocked and saddened to learn that a SUNY Broome employee has been charged with alleged criminal activity,” a statement from a SUNY Broome spokesperson said. “These charges are for activities that occurred in the individual’s personal life aside from any college responsibilities. Details surrounding the situation are still being gathered by the authorities.”

The spokesperson said Bennett is on previously approved time off.

The college said it will monitor the situation and provide additional comments when more information becomes available.

Note: SUNY Broome previously said that Bennett was placed on leave before correcting its statement and noting that he was on pre-approved time off. This article has been updated with the new information provided by SUNY Broome.