A father and son who worked for the Waterford water treatment plant have pleaded guilty to charges they padded their paychecks with bogus overtime costs for three years.
William R. Hubbell, 28, and his father, William M. Hubbell, 60, admitted to stealing $39,000 through a scheme in which they fabricated municipal water emergencies and then billed the community overtime for responding to them. Saratoga County District Attorney Jim Murphy says this took place between 2008 and 2011.
The younger Hubbell pleaded guilty Monday to the misdemeanor charge of petit larceny for stealing $7,000.
His father had previously pleaded guilty to felony third-degree first-degree grand larceny charges for taking $32,000 and falsifying business records.
By pleading guilty, the elder Hubbell avoided jail time, over Murphy’s objection. Instead he’ll face probation and be required to pay restitution.