AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) A retired central New York parole officer has been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars by submitting phony time sheets.

State Police say Angelo Ervolina of Auburn faces second-degree grand larceny and multiple counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The charges stem from a state Department of Corrections investigation into reported falsification of official records pertaining to time worked.

State police say while Ervolina worked as a senior parole officer for the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, he falsified electronic time sheet records, collecting about $66,000 over a 20 month period.

Ervolina was arraigned in Waterloo Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He's scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 9, 2014.