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Probe: Victim services agency ‘sorely lacking’ in oversight

Scrutiny of claims stepped up in wake of Schenectady woman's arrest

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A state investigation that started with misconduct by an employee from Schenectady has resulted in tighter financial controls at the state Office of Victim Services, the state inspector general’s office said Friday. The inspector general found that procedures at the Office of Victim Services were “grossly inadequate,” including a lack of oversight by supervisors or agency counsel. The Office of Victim Services now has put in place strengthened procedures to review and scrutinize claims, the ...

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