Termination of employment recommended for sanitation worker based on petit larceny conviction.
Pursuant to Mayoral Executive Order No. 16, the Department of Sanitation sought to terminate the employment of a worker who had been convicted of petit larceny. The Order provides for the dismissal of any City employee convicted of a crime relating to their employment, which crime involves moral turpitude or bears upon their fitness to perform their duties. Respondent had obtained a pension loan from the City for $3,680. After cashing the check, he filed a sworn affidavit that he had not received it. Dep’t of Sanitation v. Ragone (in PDF), OATH Index No. 1970/11 (Aug. 9, 2011).