Since being terminated and pleading guilty to several charges in the New Rochelle school district in April, Costa has made his way back into the State education system at the SUNY College of Optometry in NYC where he has been hired as the new Associate Director of Maintenance.
Costa plead guilty as charged to Grand Larceny (a felony) and Falsifying Billing Records (a misdemeanor). Costa was arrested after investigators working for the District Attorney observed Costa routinely off school grounds engaged in activity unrelated to his job over a period of a month.
His new supervisor, Frank Orehek, the Chief of Police, hired him knowing that he had “some type” of previous criminal “history”.
Mr Costa’s resume displayed no management experience but he was hired for the position anyway. We are sure that Costa is a very good HVAC mechanic since he was absent from his position during most of his employment and working at his own business, but does any of that entitle him to a “director’s position” within the College?
Maybe it’s time to put old Frank out to pasture and give him the golden parachute.
It’s a wonder the State has financial issues when they are making these idiotic decisions!