A 57-year-old man is accused of harassing and stalking a county employee over the course of several months, according to law enforcement officials.
Sheriff’s deputies said an email was sent to several county employees at the Oneida County Office Building in Utica on May 15, claiming to be from a specific county employee stating that they were resigning. The Sheriff’s Office did not identify the targeted employee.
On April 26, a fax containing harassing and slanderous comments about that employee was sent to a department in the County Office Building, authorities stated. On May 10, an envelope was dropped off at the County Office Building that contained a note with even more harassing and slanderous comments about that employee.
Following an investigation, deputies said they identified Scott R. Phillips, of New York Mills, as the perpetrator, and he was taken into custody on May 17. Phillips is charged with one count each of fourth-degree stalking, third-degree forgery and second-degree criminal impersonation, deputies said.
He is scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.