NYC Employee Borrows $600 From Homeless Man

City employee suspended after borring money from a homeless shelter resident.

A New York City employee has been suspended after he borrowed $600 from a homeless shelter resident.

The city Conflicts of Interest Board says Department of Homeless Services security officer Robert Proctor was suspended for abusing his authority. The board said Proctor was an employee of a men's shelter in Manhattan in 2006 when he borrowed the cash. The board said he repaid it in two installments.

The City Charter prohibits public employees from using their jobs to benefit themselves.

The board said Proctor pleaded guilty and agreed to a 10-day suspension, the loss of 10 vacation days and a one-year probation period.

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