Orleans County Deputies take plea deal for double dipping while on duty
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 27, 2018
53 year old Dean Covis and 46 year old Tom Marano have been on unpaid leave from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office since their arrest last year for working security jobs while on the clock as deputies.
The pair were initially facing over 100 counts each of falsifying business records along with counts of Grand Larceny.
Both Covis and Marano accepted a plea deal yesterday in which they pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of Petit Larceny and Falsifying Business Records and agreed to pay back restitution.
There were no sentencing promises made in the deal and the charges carry a maximum of one year in jail.
Both are scheduled for sentencing on May 7th.
For now, it remains unclear what their status with the Sheriff’s Department will be.