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We here at pride ourselves on being a company that is honest, has integrity, and will do an accurate and professional job for all of our clients. Unfortunately, not everybody works this way. Here is an example from New York state where an Oswego County court stenographer this week admitted to stealing more than $187,000 over the years by adding zeros to invoices she used to bill her clients.

Laura Hayes, 47, pleaded guilty to felony second-degree grand larceny in Oswego County Court, New York state officials stated in a news release.

The New York State Inspector General’s Office said that Hayes, who owns and operates Quality Court Reporting, schemed over multiple years to overbill four workers’ compensation insurance carriers for her stenography services. The New York Inspector General opened an investigation after receiving multiple complaints about her billing practices.

Investigators found Hayes regularly charged 10x the appropriate value of her services by adding a zero to the end of an invoice, the IG said. Over the years, she took an additional $187,700.

Hayes’ overbilling may have negatively affected workers’ compensation premiums for those companies, the IG’s office said.

She is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Donald Todd in Oswego County Court.

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