Children's Services Worker Who Skipped Home Visits Arrested

A 27-year-old former caseworker for the city's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) was arrested for fabricating home visits to families she had never met, the state attorney general's office announced yesterday.

Brooklyn resident Stephanie Sabouni (Facebook pic right) worked in ACS's educational neglect unit, which handles truancy-related cases. In May and June of 2007, Sabouni failed to make required visits to three families she was assigned to, but entered information in the agency's computer system to make it look as though she had, authorities said.

She is charged with seven felony counts of tampering with public records, seven felony counts of offering a false instrument for filings, and one misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

Sabouni was employed by the city's child-welfare agency from October 2005 through June 2007. According to a spokesman from the city's Department of Investigation, one month after she resigned in June 2007, other ASC employees who were reassigned her cases tipped off the agency that families had been visited.

Sabouni told Eyewitness News, "ACS is at fault for everything. I'm just being used."


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