From the Daily News:
A Queens school custodian cleaned out taxpayers' wallets by using janitors to work on his home and billing the city for thousands of dollars worth of detergent, light bulbs and toilet paper, officials said.
Gerard O'Brien, a 20-year custodian who resigned from the Department of Education in February, agreed to pay a $20,000 fine in a decision released Monday by the Conflicts of Interest Board.
"We were about to discipline him," said DOE spokeswoman Marge Feinberg. "He was facing serious disciplinary charges, and he retired."
He said he bought personal supplies at three stores but billed them to John Adams High School in Ozone Park, using false invoices to cover his tracks.